Martyrs of Christianity

//Martyrs of Christianity

Inspiring true stories of Christian martyrs.

The RESIST Story

 The year was 1730 and it was a dangerous time to be in France. Fifty years before, the Edict of Nantes guaranteeing freedom of religion to Huguenots had been revoked and Roman Catholicism had been reinstated as the only authorized religion. Protestant worship and education were expressly forbidden. Thousands had already fled France to seek [...]

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The Oguier Family

On the evening of March 6, 1556, French officials began a search of Protestants meeting illegally in houses. They came to the house of Robert Oguier, which was a little home church where both rich and poor were taught the Scriptures. After entering, they seized several books and arrested the husband, his wife, and their [...]

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Anne Askew

In March of 1545, Anne Askew, an educated lady of good descent, was arrested and brought to trial in England. She answered all her interrogator’s questions so astutely that he was astonished and silenced. After further interrogation from others, including her cousin, her faith remained unshaken. When asked about her faith and belief in regards [...]

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The Waldenses

In the 14th century, Pope Pius IV determined to exterminate the Waldenses from France. The Waldenses had built and formed themselves into two corporate towns, and had pleased the local nobles with their honesty and quiet industry. After some time, they sent to Geneva for two ministers, one for each town. Hearing of this, Pope [...]

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Albigenses

The Albigenses were Protestants who lived in the country of Albi. They were condemned in the council of Lateran by order of Pope Alexander III, but their numbers grew so rapidly that many cities were inhabited exclusively by them, and they converted several important noblemen. The Pope wanted to rid the empire of these people [...]

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History of the Martyrs

History tells of many battles for religious liberty in the Great Reformation and the Puritan movement. These battles brought about the religious freedoms we enjoy today. But the particulars of those battles, and the incredible sacrifice of thousands—perhaps millions—of men, women, and children, seem to have been forgotten. Too little do we study the lives [...]

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