The Bloody Theater; Or, Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians, Who Suffered and and Were Put to Death for the Testimony of Jesus, Their Saviour, from the Time of Christ, Until the Year A.D. 1660

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General Books, Jul 4, 2012 - 918 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...Com. The deceiver, he. himself fell oft' from his belief.-How did he j do when he baptized you? C. He bapj tized me in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Com. W here was you baptized? C. At Workum, in the country. Com. Were others present? C. Yes? Com. Who were they? C. I have forgotten them. Com. How did you get there PCI do not recollect; I indeed I cannot tell. Com. Are not your j children baptized? C. My two youngest are not. Com. Why had you not your children baptized? C. Because 1 was so much pleased that the Lord gave them to me. Com. Why did you love Abraham and Sicke so much and not Douwe; you had him baptized C. At that time I was not aware of it? Com.-What were you not aware of it at that time? C. What I know now. Com. What do you know now? C. What the Lord revealed to me. Com. What did the Lord reveal to me. C. That it is not written in the scriptures, children should be baptized. Com. How long is it since you were the last time in church? C. Nine or ten years.-Matt. 28. 19; xi. 25. These are the questions he put to me; though he said much more; and said if I did not immediately answer him, he would say, that I was possesed by a mute devil; that the' devil transforms himself into an angel of light in us, and that we were as the heretics generally are. He then read to me what I had confessed, and informed me that my confession would be brought before the lords; if I desired it he. would j write something else. I replied: It is not necessary to write any thing else. Question and answer between tht inquisitor and Claesken. Inquisitor. Why Were you baptized? Claesken. The scripture speak of a new fife. John speaks first of repentance, and also Christ himself, and after him the apostles; they taught the people to...

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