PERSECUTION DROVE BELIEVERS TO MOUNTAINS OF NOTHERN ITALY LATER NAMED THE WALDENSES. THE PAULICIANS WERE ALSO PERSECUTED BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO WORSHIP IMAGES OF JESUS.THE WALDENSES FLED FURTHER TO SOUTHERN FRANCE UNDER LEADERSHIP OF PETER WALDO.IN 1487 POPE INNOCENT SMOKED AND BURNED 3000 OF THESE CHRISTIANS TO DEATH IN A CAVE.300 INFANTS IN THE ARMS OF THEIR MOTHERS ALSO DIED AMONG THEM. PERSECUTION CAME IN WAVES FROM ROME THEN FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiZVY1Cgsk&t=634s
DESPITE PERSECUTION THE WORD OF GOD SPREAD TO THE FOLLOWING REGIONS
1)BISHOP OF JERUSALEM 2) BISHOP OF ANTIOCH 3) BISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA AND 4) BISHOP OF ROME. THE LATTER BISHOPS OF ROME PERSECUTED THE CHRISTIANS INTO ACCEPTING THEIR GNOSTIC, HERETIC DOCTRINES. THAT IS WHY THE CHURCH WENT UNDERGROUND AND FLED INTO THE WILDERNESS OF THE WORLD. GOD DID NOT GIVE UP ON THE CATHOLICS BUT THEY BY THEIR MURDEROUS ACTIONS THEY GAVE UP ON GOD.TODAY THEY STILL CLAIM SUPREMACY BUT THEY ARE ONLY THE CHURCH OF ROME IN HERESY. THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY IS ONE OF THE GNOSTIC AND HERETIC DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH OF ROME & ITS COHORT CHURCHES.
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AND REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE CHRISTIANS WAS THE PASSOVER MEAL THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS.JOHN 6;53. They talked about it a lot,so much so that they were called cannibals by the unbelievers. This made the persecution even greater and that is why the church went underground.