John Hus, and others would be labeled “heretics” and would be martyred for their boldness.
To further assert authority over the masses the doctrine of Papal Infallibility would be added to this list of errors.
Which, everyone knew, would never happen so effectively, the Pope banned Waldo and his followers from preaching altogether.
Perhaps the most amazing, strong, and devout followers of Christ on the earth.
Just as the Waldensians are the most persecuted of all protestant denominations, the Coptic Christians of Egypt are the most persecuted of ALL Christian denominations, period.
Innocent III forbade violence by the Crusaders against their Christian brothers 4.
Desecrated Hagia Sophia – something even the Muslims would not do.
The Orthodox Church became its own distinctentity as a result of the following events which occurred over the course of about 700 years: A. Christ unified in His nature and subsequent person. Pope Leo IX – Pope of Catholic Church – fought against Normans in 1052 taken captive 1. Sent legate Cardinal Humbert to give evidence from Constantine’s “donatio” that Rome held primal papacy. Cardinal Humbert laid Papal Bull of Excommunication on altar of Hagia Sophia B.
Michael Cerularius – Archbishop of Constantinople 1. Refused Popes envoy demanding his recognition of the supremacy of Rome 3.
Were it not for a letter to Mohammed to "spare the Copts as they are your 'kin;" The Coptic Christians would have possibly been driven out or worse, wiped out.
But they survived and still exist today and are constantly in the news for all of the atrocities that the Muslim Brotherhood inflict upon them.
Augustine believed a strong Church government was necessary for survival and ultimately defeating heresy.
Unfortunately, this introduced abuse by the hierarchy of the governing church against those that would question the unbiblical doctrines introduced by various church leaders. immaculate conception and assumption of Mary, prayer to the saints as intermediaries, etc.
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