“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
–Revelation 17:6

“Respected Baptist historian John Christian makes the following comments: ‘It is now clearly known that the Paulicans were not Manicheans … the same thing may probably be said of the Albigenses. The Albigenses were oppressed on account of this sentiment, which accusation was also made against the Waldenses. Care must be taken on this point, and too prompt credence should not be given to the accuser. The Roman Catholic Church sought diligently for excuses to persecute. Even Luther was declared by the Synod of Sens to be a Manichean. The celebrated Archbishop Usher says that the charge ‘of Manicheanism on the Albigensian sect is evidently false.’”
–Rome & the Bible, by David W. Cloud, p. 60; citing…

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