“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
King James Version (KJV)
Re 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders. In the Crusade against the Albigenses, conducted by Rome in the thirteenth century, it is estimated that one million martyrs perished. Nor of their sorceries. Tricks to deceive, so characteristic of the priests. Nor of their fornications. This term may mean spiritual fornication or apostasy, and it may mean literal fornication. In either sense it is true of the religious features of the fifteenth century. Nor of their thefts. Thefts in resorting to deceptions and impostures to extort money from the people. Tetzel's mission to Germany early in the sixteenth century is an illustration. Instead of repentance after the great judgment on the Eastern Church, the Western Church grew worse and worse.