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ROME'S ZEAL FOR "RELIGIOUS" EDUCATION. Sir. Will you allow me to give the following utterances from the Popw, who to be defenders of the faith, but whot-w dynaety waa indeed the Antichrist of 2 Thees. ii., 4? While they professed to be the teachers of G<xl> trutli, they were in reality 1! most deadly enemies. Hence the Apo.tlc.. by prediction, in 2 Thews. 11., 7, call., the Papal svwtem tho Mystery of j Iniquity." We not-only find the 14th Canon of the Council held at Toulouse in 1229 forbidding the reading of t he Scriptures, but the Council of Trent putting fatal restrictions thereon, and a number j of Papal Bulls expressly prohibiting the reading of the Bible, and particularly in the mother tongue. Pope Innocent XI. commanded, ill the vear 1688, that every one should deliver up his Bible to the clergy of the place, who should burn them. Pope Piiiis VII., in a Papal Buil of 1816, said ,he trembled at, tho spread of the Holy Scriptures-. Thie distribution," gald IK, "is a most arful crime through which the true foundatio!? of iviigion (i.e. the Pop'?h reii?ion) will be undermined. It is a pestilence which be healed and extirpated; a rna-t cor- rupting pollution to the faith of any soul. It has been proved, by experience, that the distri- bution of the Holy Scriptures in the mother tongue lie, done more mischief than good." The same Pope, in 1819, issued a Papal Bui] con- cerning the distribution of the Iloly Scripture*? in the Irish Schools, which states that lid's sowing of wc.cd." giving corrupt teaching, whereby children in cai-ly vears arc inoculated with most injurious poison." How very different is this from the words of St. Paul to Timothy! And from a child thou has known the Ho!y Scriptures. which arc able to make Ihec wise unto saivation, through faith which i? in Christ uj)to wlilc!) if,  In the year 1824, in an "Encyclical." Le?? XU. speak# of a certain society "which is spreading over the world the Bible, which is the gOBpei of the devil. Gregory XVI. issued a HuH in 33441 against the Bible Society, in which he savs, "Wc have decided to condemn, with apostolical authority, every Bible Society," so that, accord- ing to tine, the Apostles condemned their own writings', which is a reductio ad absurdum. At the same time he commands the clergy to tear the Bible in the mother tongue from the hands of the faithful. Pope Pius IX., in January 1850, says, The Bible Society ventures to spread abroad the Scriptuers in tho mother tongue without eccle- siastical notes or warnings. Under false de- ception it invited the faithful to read the same. You. reverend brethren, will see with what watchful wisdom you must bestir yourselves to awaken in the faithful a holy horror of such poisonous reading. According to these exiracto,, therefore, the world can receive no more dangerous book than the Bible; nothing from which it should shrink with more hatred and fear. Our Lord's words explain it:And this is the condemnation, that. light is come into the world, and men love dark- ness rather than light, because their are evil. For every one that. docth evil hateth the light, neither comevji to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved" (John iii., 19, 20). We read in Act.-i xvii., 11. that the Bcreans were more nob'e than they of Tbcesalonica, in that they i received the Word of God with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily whether tho6C things were so." Our Lord says, in John v., 39, "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think (i.e. ye admit) ye have eternal life, and thev are they which testify of mc" and again, in Matt. xx II.. 29. "Jesus answered and said unto them, ye do err. not knowing t.he Scriptures or the power of God." It is very evident that Rome fears lest Ilk-i-I craft should be in danger (Acts xix., 25), and grist should fail to come to her mill, and her iniquitous spiritual traffic in the BOuls f men I (Rev. xviii., 13), such as tho false doctrine of Purgatory, by which the Atonement is ignored, and through which ehe has extorted so much money from her victims. The Romish Church teaches that we receive the Bible on the authority of the Church, and the authority of tho Church from the authority of the Bible. Thus they fall into the logical fallacy of arguing in a circle, whereas Protestants receive the Bible on evidence. Cardinal BcUarminc actually said I that the could make virtues vices, and vices virtues; and amongst other profanities, it was declared in the Papal Canon Law that the Scriptures received their authority from the Pope (Danbuz, p. 582). Cardinal Wiseman has, however, betraytvi the secret He says, The prohibition of the reading of the Scriptures is the stronghold of the Cilurch's unity. Let the faithful but read the Scriptures, and the government will fail to pieces: insubordination will enter, ami self- sufficiency and prido will takotJw place of humility and docility." When the Pope says that, as the vicar of Jesus Christ, he is judge of all men upon earth, then, assuredly, the faith- j ful may not read thai Christ said I came not to j judge the world, b it to save tho world." Whcn the Scriptures toll lib that the be-nd between man t- f it- r- pi -art, 'and God is withoUí human mediation, and when St. Paul exclaims, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" ami tho Pope says he can, by a maledictory Bull, then certainly he has done well in prohibiting tho reading' of the Holy Scripture. (''EVmy on the use of thp Bible." by Cardinal Wiseman). Wc arc in- clined to think his name was rather a misnomer to j?tthf cutout of <.hGba?]ikc<J:i?. It was t?) t-li-a ba,?r 1 1 Y,),ir.

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