Jul 16, 2010

Church History: Edmond Campion

Edmond Campion, clung obediently to his banner of faith.   He was a defender of Catholicism during the reformation.  Catholics were being repressed and prohibited by a protestant government in England.   Edmond pastored to the catholics in hiding, going from house to house to hold worship.  He was  betrayed by a cook on July 16, 1581.   He died a Martyrs death, unwilling to renounce the Catholic Faith.  We are called into a battleground for our faith, being Christian should never be boring.

Many innocent hands are lifted up to heaven for you daily by those English students, whose posterity shall never die, which beyond seas, gathering virtue and sufficient knowledge for the purpose, are determined never to give you over, but either to win you heaven, or to die upon your pikes. And touching our Society, be it known to you that we have made a league all the Jesuits in the world, whose succession and multitude must overreach all the practice of England cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us, and never to despair your recovery, while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, or to be racked with your torments, or consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God; it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted: So it must be restored.

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