17 John Foxe Quotes

  • "The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution, Ignorance


  • "Of the multitudes who perished by the Inquisition throughout the world, no authentic record is now discoverable."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings!"

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "But, though persecuting malice raged, yet the Gospel shone with resplendent brightness; and, firm as an impregnable rock, withstood the attacks of its boisterous enemies with success."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution, The Gospel, Enemies


  • "In the meantime the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ work with thee, gentle reader, in all thy studious readings."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Grace, Jesus, Reading


  • "The pope being informed of the great increase of Protestantism, in the year 1542 sent inquisitors to Venice to make an inquiry into the matter, and apprehend such as they might deem obnoxious persons."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution, Heaven


  • "Such was the Inquisition, declared by the Spirit of God to be at once the offspring and the image of the popedom."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "The emperor Domitian, who was naturally inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "On account of this mandate, many eminent persons in the church and state fell martyrs to the ignorance and ferocity of the pagans."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution


  • "While the state of Venice was free from inquisitors, a great number of Protestants fixed their residence there, and many converts were made by the purity of the doctrines they professed, and the inoffensiveness of the conversation they used."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Doctrine, Examples, Purity


  • "A defense in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution, Wealth


  • "Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy."

    - John Foxe
    Topics: Persecution



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