Pope’s Phony “Apology”; Waldensian Leaders’ Real Betrayal

  The Waldensians, just like almost all modern-day “Protestants”, have rejected the words of the Lord; they are “simple ones”, “void of understanding”, who have decided to go near the Harlot’s house (Prov. 7:6-9); and she has met them, and says, “Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee” (v. 15).  The pope of Rome, head of the Harlot religion on the seven hills, has gone forth to meet the Waldensians, to draw them into the Harlot’s embrace.  And what it says of the end of that simple young man who was enticed by the Harlot in Proverbs, is true of the Waldensians and all others who have fallen for her seductive charms: “With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.  He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life” (vv.21-23).

  The warning in Proverbs ends with these solemn words: “Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.  Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death” (vv. 25-27).  The Waldensians were once “strong men”; but the Roman Harlot has wounded them, cast them down, and slain them.  How inexpressibly sad that today’s Waldensians, like Esau, have sold their birthright for a mess of pottage, and have embraced the triple Tyrant, the pope of Rome, whose servants once dashed their own ancestors to death from the crags of their beautiful mountain home! 

  In these days of dark ecumenism, as Antichrist marches triumphantly across the once-Protestant landscape, the Lord’s true remnant must stand fast and firm upon the Word of the living God, as the Waldensians once did.  They may have forsaken the truth, but even in this day, the gates of hell shall not prevail against the true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ!

August 2015

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[9]. History of the Waldenses, pgs. 143-144.