160) The persecution. imprisonment, murder, torture and banishment of real Christians.
(also sin of Anti-Protestantism)
160) The persecution. imprisonment, murder, torture and banishment of real Christians. ( murder ) ( churchianity ) ( tyranny ) ( authority ) ( people ) ( laity ) ( Empire )
Their list of "saints equal to the Apostles" is to a massive percentage extent a list of rulers who forced crypto-conversion on the population at the threat od death, torture, imprisonment, banishment, ostracization, becoming refugees etc.
Can you imagine what the Orthodox would do to people like me, in the old days, who believe they practice pseudo-christianized witchcraft and what God himself calls sorcery? At the time of Constantine they would simply murder us. Remember that before the council Christians were "killing each other". That is recorded historical fact, I am a pacifist. It was people like Catholics and the Orthodox that were murdering Evangelical types who believed sacerdotalism was witchcraft. To this day Putin has brought out new laws in Russia that in effect Evangelical Christianity is banned, as if you share your faith their you can be fined or imprisoned, even tourists. You think Putin is a Christian? He is Orthodox, an Orthodox sinner who in fact victimizes real Christians. There is a case to say "anti Evangelism" is "antichrist".
Imprisonments, banishing, causing refugees, ostracization. The Catholics did their murders usually in a very bold open way, like the Holy Inquisition, and various massacres, the Orthodox murder by slow death in prison, killed by cold and hunger as refugees etc. They carried on this tradition in WW2 by marching German prisoners to death in the freezing cold in Russia (not that the Germans and Japanese did not use the same method of murder).