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“ MYSTERY OF INIQUITY”
“ DAMNABLE HERESIES,
LYING WONDERS, AND STRONG DELUSION."
"WOMAN DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS."
" I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her.”
Revelation xvii. 7.
J. P. CALL ENDER.
THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
J. P. CALLENDER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of
CATALOGUE OF AUTHORS...
13 INTRODUCTORY.--Illustration of the Predictions “in the Scripture of Truth," re
specting the Principal Anti-christian Apostacies-Structure and Unity of the Apocalypse
21 CHAPTER I.--ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE POPEdom.--History of the Develop.
ment and Establishment of the Superstitious Opinions, Idolatrous Ceremonies, and Ecclesiastical Power of the Pontificate, and of the Papal lsierarchy; from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century.-Chronological Table of Popery...
61 CHAPTER 11.— The PONTIFICAL HIERARCHY.-Principles of the Paracy-Dignity
and Dominion of the Roman Pontiffs, and their Court-Subordinate Appendages of the Papal Hierarchy.-Papal Supremacy and Infallibility-Bull * In Cæna Domini"
127 CHAPTER III.—THE “DAMNABLE HERESIES" or POPERY.- Discipline-Canonical
Satisfaction-Indulgences-Auricular Confession-Merits-Good Works-Supererogation--Purgatory- The Ransom of Christ-Necessity of Baptism--Bap. tismal Regeneration-Free Will--Evangelical Perfection--" Popish Errors and Heresies' - The Romish Doctrine contrary to "the Faith which was once deliver. ed to the Saints,” and derogatory to the glory of Christ.--Creed of Pope Pius IV. -Popish Exorcism.....
............ 219 CHAPTER IV.-" LYING WONDERS AND STRONG DELUSION” OF POPERY.--Paganism
amalgamated with Christianity-Masshouses--Altars-Unbloody Sacrifice Images-Festivals-Canonization-Censers-The Jewish Ceremonial and Popish superstitions contrasted; Sacrificial Rites; Distinction of Meats; Holiness of Places; Sanctity of Creatures; External Ceremonies; and Pompous WorshipTransubstantiation contrary to Evangelical truth; Self-contradictory, cannot be credited, and unknown to the primitive churches-Adoration of the Host--Impossibility of Transubstantiation-Intellectual and Practical absurdities of Tran. substantiation, respecting Place, Time, Quantity, Number, Distance, Quality, and Substance-Errors concerning the Eucharist in Theory and Ceremonies-Recent Invention of the Mass.--Caulilæ or Caveats for Mass Priests --Defects in the Mass................
256 CHAPTER V.-"ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."--Immorality-Pa
pal power to abrogate the laws of God-Indulgences-- Direct legalized sanction of Iniquity-Auricular Confession-Blind ubedience to the Romish PriesthoodFestivals-Superstitious Mummery substituted for Holiness.--Monachism-Bab
ylonian Festivals, Auricular Confession-Canons for Penance-Dens' Theology 300 CHAPTER VI.--JESUITISM.-Historical Notices of Jesuitism-Character and pro
ceedings of Jesuitism, Jesuitism incompatible with constitutional order, and the liberty of the press-Morality of the Jesuits,Impiety---Immorality-CalumnyFalsehood-Dissimulation in Religion-Frauds in business-Perjury-Theft
Murder-Infanticide--Regicide-Danger of Jesuitism ............... CHAPTER VII.-" THE WOMAN DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS.".
Heresy-Papal laws against Heresy-Corpus Juris Canonici--Decretals of Pope Gregory IX.-"Liber Sextus” of the Decretals of Pope Boniface VIII.—Constitutions of Pope Clement V.-Extravagants of Pope John XXII.-Institutes of the Canon Law-Directory for Inquisitors--Papal Bulls and Rescripts-Acts of
Councils-Persecutions--Wars--Treasons--Massacres—IIistorical Illustrations 372 APPENDIX.--Taxatio PapalisJesuitism-Decrees and Canons of the Council or
Trent-Exact conformity of Popory and Paganism-Pomish Ceremonies.......
EXPLANATION OF THE ENGRAVINGS.
I. THE FRONTISPIECE depicts the stormy ocean of theological disputation, with tho immoveable rock of Truth in its midst, laved by the foaming billows of the Popish controversy. Standing on the rock are four Protestants, representing the principal divi. sions of the church of Christ in the sixteenth century. The Lutherans, the Reformed, the Episcopalians, and the Presbyterians, are embodied in the portraits of Luther, Zuingle, Cranmer, and Calvin. Luther appears with his manuscript roll, to intimate that he was the first modern translator of the Scriptures. Zuingle is behind with tho mass book open, prepared to illustrate its blasphemy and idolatry. Cranmer carries the large English Bible, which was published under his auspices. Calvin stands exhibiting the New Testament, and“ preaching peace by Jesus Christ.”
Beneath, floundering and sinking in the waves, are seen the four Romish contrasts to the Evangelical chiefs. The Pope, with his triple crown, crosier, and “ Bull."-On his right, the Dominican Inquisitor vociferating with rage, appealing to his cross, and "smiting with the fist of wickedness."—Next to him appears a Prelate, having lost his idol, and the lives of the Saints; with which are also seen floating, the string of beads, and the rules of the Inquisition. On the Pope's left hand is the General of the order of Jesuits striving to rescue from the deep the Secreta Monita of his craft.
II. MASSACRE OF PROTESTANTS. Page 425.—Two methods by which the Christians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were martyred are there displayed. The disciples, after having been divested of their clothing, were driven to the brow of a high hill, and forced off by spears, whence they fell either into a river and were drowned, or into deep pits and were dashed to pieces, or upon sharp stakes which were fixed in the ground, and which pierced their bodies, so that if they had not become insensible by the fall, they expired in unutterable anguish and torture. The other part represents the manner in which the Christian women were excruciated. They were suspended on trees, so that their whole weight was sustained by the cords around their wrist, waist, and feet; and with only a slight wrapper round them, they were whipped as often and as long as the attending Priest enjoined; and then if the butchers felt one emotion of kindness, she was pierced to the heart with the spear, and left to be de. voured by carnivorous birds, or burned with other victims of their insatiate thirst for Christian blood.
III. EXTREME Unction. Page 526.-—This engraving represents the mummery of Extreme Unction. The Court of Rome have enjoined those rites as indispensable to obtain final remission of sin, and to meeten the soul for a certain reception into purgatory. By it, they say, all defects of past repentance are compensated, and all sins are pardoned-and yet the sinner must stay in purgatory to be purified from remaining unholiness, until the Priests deem it right to release him. The ceremony is never performed until all the claims of the Priest are fully satisfied by the dying person, or are secured to be paid by his friends.
IV. CARNAVAL IN A NUNNERY. Page 528.—The scene depicted is an actual representation of conventual life. It delineates a number of Roman Priests and their “Sisters of Charity," during Carnaval, in their dining-rooin of the Parisian Nunneries. The Nuns have cast off their vizor, and their usual habiliments, and appear in their natural character and temper. The Priests and their mistresses are at the dessert after dinner, while the chief songster is chanting his ode to Venus ; to which the whole company are listening with rapture. One of the Priests exhibits his approbation with a bumper. At the door a hopeful “shaven-crown" youth is entering with the Bacchanalian bowl, to give spirit and life to the carnaval.
CATALOGUE OF AUTHORS.
The ensuing "Illustrations of Popery" are the result of accurate and ex. tensive research into the volumes, the titles of which are subjoined. Where there is a specific reference to a writer, his sentiments are generally quoted in his own words, or in a literal translation. A few apparent repetitions were inserted expressly to evince the unchanging identity and the multifarious abominations of the grand “falling away" under "the Man of Sin, and the Son of Perdition."
(Basilius Opera Adams' View of Religions
Baynes' Commentary on the Colos-
Bellarmin Opera Ancient Universal History
Bellus Roma restituta Anglicanæ Ecclesiæ Politia
Berauli's Church of Rome Heretic Annesley's Morning Exercises Bernard Opera Annotations on the Bible. 1645. Bernard Fiorum Antidotharius Animæ
Bernhardin de Moor Commentarius. Antiquity triumphing over Novelty Berthorius Moralizationes Apolloníus de Regimine Ecclesiæ Beverly Apologia Reformantium Apostacy of the latter times, by More Beza's Lite of Calvin Aquinas Summa Theologiæ
Bingham's Origines Ecclesiasticæ Armour's Journal of Jansenists and Biographical and Martyrological Dic. Molinists
tionary Arnauld's Modern Jesuits
Birt's Lectures on Popery Arnobius Opera
Blair's Chronology and History Arte, y Vocabulario de la lengua Qui- Blanc Theses Theologicæ chua
Blair's History of the Waldenses Athanasius Opera
Bochellus Decret Eccles. Gallic Augustin Opera
Bonaventura Life of Christ
Bonaventura Opusculæ Minora
Brevint's New Ways to Tempt Men to. Bartholomei Summa Casas Penitenti- Rome ales