The Inquisition was a powerful office set up within the Catholic Church to root out and punish heresy throughout Europe and the New World (Americas). Beginning in the 12th century and continuing for hundreds of years, the Inquisition is infamous for the severity of its tortures and its persecution of (YAHUDIM)Jews and Muslims. Its worst manifestation was in Spain, where the Spanish Inquisition was a dominant force for more than 200 years, resulting in some 32,000 executions and even more. The Spanish Inquistion occured because, Isabella and Ferdinand were ordered by the Pope to rid Spain of any "heretics or non-Chrisians." Many Judeans did decide to convert to Christianity to escape persecution because, if found practicing, teaching or speaking any of these, the Judeans were tortured, killed or SOLD OFF INTO SLAVERY. If the laws were done away with then why were the laws still being practiced by many and then became outlawed during the Inquisition? Below are a couple of excerpts taking from the book called "The History of the Inquisition."
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In the excerpts above, you will learn exactly the laws that was outlawed. It reads:
"And first, if you know, or have heard that any men or women have kept or observed any Sabbath, according to the Rites, Ceremonies, and Observance of the Law of Moses, and on the said days have put on a clean and fresh shirt, and other garments, or better, handsomer and Holyday Cloaths; or have laid clean Napkins on the table, and clean Sheets on the Bed, in Honour of the said Sabbath, or have not blown up, nor kindled their fire, or have obtained from all other work on the said Sabbath, and begun to keep them from Friday Evening, or have washed their Meat; or drawn out and taken away the sewet from that flesh, they were about to eat, soaking it in water to suck and draw out the blood, or have cut the nerve or gland out of the leg or thigh of the Sheep or Goat, or any other animal; or have killed animals by sticking them, and as it were muttering out certain and dereminate or who have celebrated the Passover of Unleavened Bread, beginning this sort of food with Lettuce, Parsley, or other green herbs; or have observed the Passover of Tabernacles, by fixing up green boughs, or rich Tapestry; Feasting, and acepting each others invitations to eat and drink together; or the Passover of Candles; lighting up candles gradually, and one after another, till they come to the tenth, after which they extingusih them, and recite Jewish prayers on such days. Or if they say grace after the manner of the Jews, drinking wine made at home, and celebrate what they call the Baraka, i. e. receiving with one Hand a Cup or Vessel of Wine, and pronouncing over it certain words; after which they give a Draught of Wine to all that sit down. Or if they eat Flesh killed or slain by the Hands of the Jews; or sit at their table; or taste their meats; or recite the Psalms of David without the Gloria Patri; or if they expect "THE MESSIAH PROMISED IN THE LAW; OR HAVE SAID THAT THE MESSIAH PROMISED IN THE LAW IS NOT YET COME; AND THAT THEY EXPECT HIM TO DELIVER THEM FROM THAT BONDAGE, WHICH THEY SAY THEY ARE UNDER, AND LEAD THEM INTO THE LAND OF PROMISE." Or if any women, after child-bearing, delays going to the Temple forty Days, according to the rite of the Law of Moses, and is purfied, according to the Ceremony thereof. Or if they circumcise new-born infants, and give them Jewish Names, calling them thereby. Or if they have shaved, or caused to be shaved the Chrism,or the parts of those newly baptized, which have been anoited with oil and chrism; or if they have taken a Bason full of water the seventh night after the birth of a child, throwing into it gold, silver, jewels, wheat, barley, and the like; to wash the new-born infant with the said water, pronouncing certain wards."