On May 21, 1527, the Roman Catholic church leaders put Michael Sattler to death, because he refused to recant of his stand against their false teachings. The teachings which Michael Sattler stood against remain UNCHANGED by the church of Rome, and yet the “Christian” leaders and television of our modern day have joined hands with them! Have the teachings of the Roman Catholic church changed? No! Has the Word of God (scriptures) changed? No! Has the modern day church and their response to the Roman Catholic church changed? Yes! What is that called? It is called APOSTASY!
Torture is a very horrible thing by anyone’s standards, unless of course you have been given over to the mindset of Hell. Torture is even worse when it is done in the name of God, or the name of the sweet and gentle Jesus Christ. Here is a true account of the torture and murder of Michael Sattler and his wife by the Roman Catholic church. This account is one of many which can be found in the book “Martyrs Mirror.”
In the year 1527 AD Michael Sattler, a former Roman Catholic monk, was sentenced to an absolutely horrible death. Here is the true account:
“In the case of the Governor of his Imperial Majesty versus Michael Sattler, judgment is passed, that Michael Sattler shall be delivered to the executioner, who shall lead him to the place of execution, and cut out his tongue; then throw him upon a wagon, and there tear his body twice with red hot tongs; and after he has been brought without the gate, he shall be pinched five times in the same manner”
This true account goes on to say:
” After this was done in the manner prescribed, he was burned to ashes as a heretic. His fellow brethren were executed with the sword, and the sisters drowned. His wife, also, after being subjected to many entreaties, admonitions and threats, under which she remained very steadfast, was drowned a few days afterwards. Done the 21st day of May, AD 1527″ [Martyrs Mirror, van Braght Pages 416-420]
What was their crime? What did they do that would cause them to put to death in such a cruel and inhumane manner? They simply refused and rejected the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. They refused to remain silent. They stood up for truth and it cost them their very lives. What were the charges against Michael Sattler?
A] He taught and believed that the body and blood of Christ are not literally present in the sacrament.
B] He taught and believed that infant baptism does not contribute to salvation.
C] He rejected the need for Mary and other “saints” as mediatiors.
DO NOT BE FOOLED!
The doctrines [teachings] of the Roman Catholic Church, which Michael Sattler, and many others rejected, and for which they were killed, remain the same today. The Council of Vatican II made some surface changes, but the major doctrines remain the same. Most people are completely unaware that Vatican II also upheld the Council of Trent which included over 100 anathemas [curses] against Protestant believers. Here are just two of the anathemas [curses] from the book: “The Canons And Decrees Of The Council Of Trent” [TAN Books 1978]
Canon Number One [Page 149]
“If anyone says that in the mass a true, and real sacrifice, is not offered to God … let him be anathema [accursed]”
Canon Number Three [Page 149]
“If anyone says that the sacrifice of the mass is one only of praise and thanksgiving; or that it is a mere commemoration of the sacrifice consummated on the cross but not a propitiatory sacrifice; or that it profits him only who receives, and ought not to be offered for the living and the dead, for sins, for punishments, satisfactions and other necessities, let him be anathema [accursed]”
The back cover of this book says the following:
“That meeting – the Council of Trent -produced a large number of canons and decrees, condemned the errors of the Protestant reformation …”
This book also has the Roman Catholic Imprimatur which means that everything in that book is the official doctrine of Rome. I remind you that Vatican II also upheld the Council of Trent.
The Roman Catholic Church still teaches that a child is born again at infant baptism.
They still teach that the Mass is the “perfect sacrifice continued.”
They still teach that there is a Purgatory, and Catholic Masses are still said for those who reside in Purgatory.
They still exalt Mary to an unbiblical position that is not found in the Word of God.
They still put their tradition on an equal level with the scriptures. According to God’s Word, the Roman Catholic gospel qualifies as a false gospel, and a true biblical anathema [curse] rests upon those who proclaim it. [Galatians 1:8,9]
Keep these teachings in mind as you see the “famous preachers” join hands in UNITY with the false church of Rome.
In this modern day we have people joining in UNITY with the false and UNBIBLICAL Roman Catholic Church. Television preacher James Robison used to take a stand against the Roman Catholic Church but now he can be seen high-fiving it with Pope Francis in Rome. Is the Word of God forever settled in Heaven? Yes! Does the Roman Catholic Church still preach the same FALSE doctrines that they have always taught? Yes! Did Preacher James Robison turn around and go in the wrong direction regarding the Roman Catholic Church? Yes!
The list of well known people who have bent their knee toward the Vatican, the Roman Catholic Pope and Rome is growing by leaps and bounds. The legendary Billy Graham, is also legendary in his compromise with the false church of Rome, which has been going on for over 50 years. His son Franklin Graham has also followed in his father’s footsteps, and consistently works with the Roman Catholic church at his evangelistic crusades. Swedish Pastor Ulf Ekman has gone the full route and converted to the Roman Catholic church! Other “famous names” (in this world only) who have joined in unity with Rome include Joel Osteen, Luis Palau, Kenneth Copeland, Pastor John Arnott (“Toronto Blessing”) and countless others. I made the chart above to show you what the Roman Catholic Church still teaches and believes so that you might see for yourself what we are dealing with here.
IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP!
Leonard Ravenhill was a bold and uncompromising outdoor evangelist, whose street preaching sometimes caused traffic jams in Britain. In his well known book “Why Revival Tarries”  he wrote this concerning Roman Catholicism:
“… America would shake from coast to coast in twenty four hours if some preacher anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside! …these priests who dope mens souls, these idolatrous “masses”, these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made” [Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, Pages 39-40]
Why is it that we hear so little of that kind of preaching today? Why is there such a deadly silence from the pulpits, and from the Christian “leaders” of our day?
Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:26-31)
The Jewish apostle Paul preached with such a passion because he was delivered from religious deception, and he obeyed the Word of God which called him to warn others. Paul was able to say that he was “pure from the blood of all men,” because he had not shunned to declare the whole counsel of God. Paul suffered much for the sake of the Gospel because he did not hold back the truth. There are few who stand in the pulpit in modern times [in “Protestant churches] who could make the claim that Paul made. What about YOU? Is there blood on YOUR hands?