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Wednesday Bible Study - Notes - Lesson 45 - P5 - Popes and the Priesthood

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

TEXT:

Revelation 2:24 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.


  1. Leo I, bishop of Rome (A.D. 390-461) advocated the death penalty for heresy.

  2. Leo II (A.D. 682-684) pronounced one of his predecessors, Pope Honorius I (A.D. 625-640).

  3. Stephen II (A.D. 752-757) encouraged the military conquest of Italy by Pepin and accepted the conquered lands as papal property.

  4. Serguis III (A.D. 904-911) had a mistress, and their illegitimate offspring subsequently became pope

  5. John X (A.D. 914-928) had multiple mistresses and was killed din the physical act of adultery by an irate husband

  6. Boniface VII (A.D. 984-985) murdered his predecessor John XIV (A.D. 983-984)

  7. Boniface VIII (A.D. 1032-1303) bought his papacy

  8. Benedict IX (A.D. 1032-1045) was made pope at the age of twelve. He committed public murders and robberies and was finally driven out of Rome by the populous.

  9. From A.D. 1045 to A.D. 1046 there were three rival popes. During the reign of Alexander III (A.D. 1159-1181) there were four rival popes. The incredibly cruel Inquisition was initiated by Pope Innocent III (A.D. 1198-1216) and was to last for some five hundred years.


  1. Pope Pius XII denying eyewitness reports of mass execution during the holocaust

  2. Systemically covering up tens of thousands of cases involving sexual misconduct

  3. Terrorizing Jews, Christians, and Muslims for 300 years

  4. Pretty much everything done by pope Boniface VIII

  5. Burning Joan of Arc for dressing like a man

  6. Burning William Tyndale for making a Vernacular bible for the masses

  7. Slaying countless women as witches because Pope Innnocent VII was paranoid

  8. Absolving sins for cash payments, including sins not yet committed

  9. Orchestrating the fall of the knights templar to appease a broke king

  10. Burning someone 43 years after he passed because he upset some important Catholics

  11. Executing Jan Hus for working out some tricky theological philosophy

  12. The joust of harlots organized by pope Alexander VI

  13. The Roman Inquisition,


The seven churches were chosen by the Holy Spirit! And portray the entirety of the church age.

  1. Ephesus

  2. Smyrna

  3. Pergamos

  4. Thyatira

  5. Sardis

  6. Philadelphia

  7. Laodicea




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