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From Wikipedia source:
"...... The founder of the sect is said to have been an Armenian by the name of Constantine, who hailed from Mananalis, a community near Paytakaran. He studied the Gospels and Epistles, combined dualistic and Christian doctrines, and, upon the basis of the former, vigorously opposed the formalism of the church.....(....).....in the year 660 [ Constantine ] received a deacon in his house, who put in his hands a precious and rare treasure in those days before the invention of the printing press: a New Testament. Upon reading the same he came to know about the whole salvation in Christ; and upon sharing said good news with others, he formed a group of sincere believers; later on, of preachers ... who became known as Paulicians ..."
Regarding himself as called to restore the pure Christianity of Paul (of Tarsus), he adopted the name Silvanus (one of Paul's disciples) and about the year 660 founded his first congregation at Kibossa in Armenia. Twenty-seven years afterwards he was arrested by the Imperial authorities, tried for heresy and stoned to death. Simeon, the court official who executed the order, was himself converted and adopting the name Titus became Constantine’s successor. He was burned to death (the punishment pronounced upon the Manichaeans) in 690.
Baanes was supplanted by Sergius-Tychicus in 801, who was very active for thirty-four years. His activity was the occasion of renewed persecutions on the part of Leo the Armenian. Obliged to flee, Sergius and his followers settled at Argaun, in that part of Armenia which was under the control of the Saracens. At the death of Sergius, the control of the sect was divided between several leaders. The Empress Theodora, as regent to her son Michael III, instituted a thoroughgoing persecution against the Paulicians throughout Asia Minor, in which a hundred thousand Paulicians in Byzantine Armenia are said to have lost their lives and all of their property and lands were confiscated by the State.
Paulicians under their new leader Karbeas fled to new areas. They built two cities, Amara and Tephrike (modern Divriği). By 844, at the height of its power, the Paulicians established a State of the Paulicians at Tephrike. In 856 Karbeas and his people took refuge with the Arabs in the territory around Tephrike and joined forces with Umar al-Aqta, emir of Melitene (who reigned 835-863). Karbeas was killed in 863 in Michael III's campaign against the Paulicians, and was possibly with Umar at Malakopea before the battle of Lalakaon.
His successor, Chrysocheres, devastated many cities; in 867 he advanced as far as Ephesus, and took many priests as prisoners. In 868 the Emperor Basil I dispatched Petrus Siculus to arrange for their exchange. His sojourn of nine months among the Paulicians gave him an opportunity to collect many facts, which he preserved in his History of the empty and vain heresy of the Manichæans, otherwise called Paulicians. The propositions of peace were not accepted, the war was renewed, and Chrysocheres was killed at Bathys Ryax. The power of the Paulicians was broken. Meanwhile other Paulicians, sectarians but not rebels, lived in communities throughout the empire. Constantine V had already transferred large numbers of them to Thrace. According Theophanes, the Paulicians of Armenia were moved to Thrace, in 747, in order to strengthen the Bulgarian frontier with a reliable population.
Catholicism, both Byzantine as well Roman, are really a bloody stuff coming straight out of Hell. Do you perceive the smell of this Catholic persecution against the Paulicians in the Shoebat's crusade?....
неделя, 10 август 2014 г.
Guilty by association - Joachim of Fiore circa 2014 (pt 10)
.......Well, now you have your "alliance" between the "heretic" and the Islam. It was only the cruelty and wickedness of the Catholicism to push persecuted Christians to find shelter even among Muslims. Then Gioacchino Fiore, a scribe of the Great Pharisee nested in Vatican ("pope") did the literary dirty job in to slander those Christians, haunted, tortured, assassinated by the Catholic Army of Hell.
But we have more interesting things to discover about and around the persecution of Paulicians. Similarly as Albigenses, Cathars, Vaudoises, etc. who were slandered yesterday as well today by the cultural CIA (Catholics In Action, both with a knife in their hand as well with a keyboard of a computer), presenting them as "Arian", "Manichean", "Zoroastrian" and only-Satan-knows which else particular gnostic perversion, so also it happened and happens for the Paulicians.
Petrus Siculus or Peter Sikeliotes (Greek: Πέτρος Σικελιώτης) was either a monk or a learned nobleman, who in 870 was sent as a legate from the Byzantine emperor Basil I to the Paulician leader Chrysocheir, negotiating for an exchange of prisoners. He stayed in the Paulician city of Tephrike/Tibrica, now Divrigi in Turkey, on the upper Euphrates, for nine months. While there he wrote his Historia Manichaeorum qui Pauliciani dicuntur, which is one of the main sources for the history of the Paulician sect.
The Historia Manichaeorum was first published by Rader in Ingolstadt in 1604.
That it deals with slandering, it is obvious. Just only after a quick survey of the historical documented facts it is possible to ascertain that there were no need of any scholar to understand which kind of doctrine the Paulicians were teaching and following. Bright it appears that they were so much spread and for so long time that everyone there living could know their doctrine.
BUT just for this reason there was no treatise on them till the moment Petrus Siculus, in order to deal with some hostages priests, sojourned in their state. Orthodoxies did hate them very much and I don't believe cause Manichean doctrines.
[Of course to make the deduction on how much the Jesuit "hostage" of today - Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio SJ - in the hands of "fundamentalists" of Islam is another theatrical boutade of the Catho-gnosticism alluding to those ancient Orthodox priests hostages of Paulicians (Paulicians-ISIS, Orthodox priests-Dall'Oglio, Guilty by Association? Bread for Stiliyanov's teeth here), I leave it to your understanding ].
What interest to me to deal with in this post is to underline the perfidy of the Byzantyne Orthodox Catholicism which, being likely doctrinally framed by the Paulicians Christians who, with their example of Christian life being under the eyes of everyone were seriously puzzling the Caste of Orthodox priests, thought well to "discover" the "truth" behind the Christian "appearance" of the everywhere spread Paulicians with a "scoop" by one of their agit-prop scribes, Petrus Siculus.
I can imagine the slogan for the launch of the Siculus' treatise on the Paulicians: "This is the hidden truth Paulicians are hiding under the veil of a false Christian doctrine but when hidden in their state, they exhibit it without shame: the Satanic doctrine of Manicheans! So let's do a crusade to wipe 'em away from the earth these children of Satan who are accusing us poor Orthodoxies to be heretics!".
Let's see who was the first publisher. Rader. Matthew Rader SJ ?
"...Philologist and historian, born at Innichen in the Tyrol in 1561; died at Munich, 22 December, 1634. At the age of twenty he entered the Society of Jesus and subsequently taught the humanities for twenty-one years in different Jesuit institutions. He wrote several school dramas, but was particularly known among Catholics and non-Catholics for his scholarly attainments. In 1599 he published an improved and expurgated edition of Martial, and in 1628 one of Quintus Curtius. His edition of the Acts of the Eighth Ecumenical Council was incorporated by Labbe and Cossart in their collection of the Acts of councils; that of the works of St. John Climacus, published in 1614, was reprinted by Migne in his Greek Patrology (LXXXVIII, 585 sqq.). More important than the publications just mentioned were his now very rare works: "Bavaria Sancta" (Munich, 7), and "Bavaria Pia" (Munich, 1628). Both were reprinted in 1704 at Dillingen and Augsburg, and the former was partly published in a German translation by Father Rassler at Straubing in 1840. ...."
And the city. Ingolstadt? The city of the Jesuits?
Adam Weishaupt was born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria (Germany) to Johann Georg Weishaupt (1717–1753) Professor of Law at the Jesuit controlled University of Ingolstadt. When his father died in 1753, he was adopted by his godfather Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt who took up his father's position at the University.
Weishaupt later enrolled at the University of Ingolstadt and graduated in 1768 at age 20 with a doctorate of law. In 1772 he became a professor of law. The following year he married Afra Sausenhofer of Eichstätt.
On the suppression of the Jesuits by Pope Clement XIV in 1773, his life changed dramatically. He decided to join the Jesuits, now seeking safe havens in Southern Germany and at Ingolstadt.
In 1773, Weishaupt became professor of canon law, now being a Jesuit and set about supporting his Jesuit brothers hiding from persecution. Having joined a number of secret societies, such as the Freemasonry Lodge in Munich in order to see how they operated, Weishaupt finalized a new model of operation for the Jesuits in exile by April 1776.....etc. etc. etc.
All this successive anxiety of the Jesuits in to continue to publish the old Orthodox slander against the Paulicians not only fits with the re-building of the Czar throne in Russia having in sight the End of the 1054 Schism for the Super-Catholicism ruling the world, but just tell us about the worries of the Jesuits who knew about the doctrinal Christian essence of Paulicians and were frightened to see "ancient Protestant" just in the land of the Catholicism they wanted to take back in the Romish herd.
I post here the last excerpt from Wikipedia as evidence. The best source describing the Paulicians as "not Trinitarian" and "adoptionists" (being the accuse of Manichean doctrine too weak) comes from a Catholic bishop of England (in this case "bishop" is not a clergy charge, he was lay professor of theology) - Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare - a man of course interested in the diffusion of the perverted Alexandrine revision of the Bible by the Two False Witnesses Westcott & Hort. In fact Conybeare was 26 years old when the ugly fetus of the WH New Testament was published pardon, aborted......
Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare (14 September 1856 – 9 January 1924) was a British orientalist, Fellow of University College, Oxford, and Professor of Theology at the University of Oxford.
And the Rationalist Association of which he was member?
".....The Rationalist Association, originally the Rationalist Press Association, is an organization in the United Kingdom, founded in 1885 by a group of free thinkers who were unhappy with the increasingly political and decreasingly intellectual tenor of the British secularist movement. The purpose of the Press Association was to publish literature that was too anti-religious to be handled by mainstream publishers and booksellers. The RPA changed its name to the 'Rationalist Association' in 2002....."And what says Conybeare about the "Trinitarianism" of the Paulicians?
"Nowhere used"? Is this really a proof of Adoptionism when there's such a lack of sources and the few ones are easily manipulated?
"......In Russia, after the war of 1828-29 Paulician communities could still be found in the part of Armenia occupied by the Russians. Documents of their professions of faith and disputations with the Georgian bishop about 1837 (Key of Truth, xxiii-xxviii) were later published by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare. It is with Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare publications of the Paulicians disputations and "The Key of Truth" that Conybeare based his depiction of the Paulicians as simple, godly folk who had kept an earlier (sc. Adoptionistic) form of Christianity (ibid., introduction).....
The Paulicians were branded as Jews, Mohammedans, Arians, and Manichæans but we always readily perceive that their opponents employed these appellations merely as term of abuse. They call themselves Christians or "True Believers". Armenians always formed the majority in the provinces where the Paulicians were most influential and successful in spreading their doctrines.
Frederick Conybeare in his edition of the Paulician manuel The Key of Truth concluded that "The word Trinity is nowhere used, and was almost certainly rejected as being unscriptural."
......" [same URL as above - Wikipedia page on Paulicians]
"Was ALMOST certainly rejected"? Sure.....
Do you begin to smell the stench of a planned slandering of Paulicians from the above excerpt, were contradictory statements are mixed with indisputable evidence of pure Christian doctrine? You see there the exactly same pattern of slandering already proved & demonstrated as fabricated by the Catholic Inquisition:
THE WALDENSES WERE INDEPENDENT BAPTISTS
At page 18 of Conybeare's book on Paulicians you can try his reasoning aimed to compress Cathars (brothers of Vaudoises) and early English Christian church inside the Adoptionist coffin. But invisible to the eyes of the blinds, there is the enormous elephant of the Catholic interests trying to describe the early competitors (true Christians) of the Harlot of Rome in the British Islands as "deviant from the doctrine":
If you have still doubts about the interests of Catholicism, both Roman as well Orthodox/Byzanthine, in to destroy the Christian image of Paulicians, give a look here about the love of Conybeare for the perverted Septuagint and never forget that the strategic goal of the Vatican and of the Jesuit order was to keep the British Protestants out of the Orthodox field....:
Zondervan Publishing House, 1980 - 100 paginehttp://books.google.it/books/about/A_Grammar_of_Septuagint_Greek.html?id=Rb8zAQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y
Grammar of the Septuagint Greek with Selected Readings from the Septuagint
Paulicians were true Christians and members of the perpetual church of Christ from the Apostolic age till our days, together with Vaudoises, Cathars, Albigenses, Anabaptists, Baptists etc.
They may have been some deviations from the doctrine, like others denominations, but in comparison the Catholic and Orthodox churches were and are truly the church of Satan (and sometimes also, even if in very less measure, some pedo-baptist Protestant Reformed denominations).
The way in which Paulicians could survive for a longer period of time (similarly as the Vaoudoises) demonstrates that they were protected by the power of God and in those centuries were true legitime representatives of that woman of the chapter 12 of Revelation, the church of Christ.
"....Simon Magus and PaulThe Clementine literature had its first origin in the Apostolic Age, and belonged to the original Jewish, Petrine, legal Church. It is directed wholly against St. Paul and his sect. Simon Magus never existed; it is a nickname for St. Paul....."
събота, 11 октомври 2014 г.
The thousand faces of Simon Magus - Jesuit Anti-Paulinism (pt 1)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Paul was right [Philippians 3:19 and Alexander Hislop]
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Were Vaudoises persecuted cause reincarnation?