“There are two things which Rome hates with an implacable hatred. They are the Bible and liberty. At any cost, Rome is bound to fight down these two things, till they are completely destroyed… Thanks to the betrayals of the politicians, and the delusions of the theologians, except God makes a miracle of it, the Bible and liberty are doomed in the United States…
“Whenever the Church of Rome has the power to do it she has persecuted the Protestants to her utmost capacity. She has sent them to jail, she has confiscated their goods, she has sent them into exile, or even put them to death. Before the conquest of Canada by the English, it was forbidden to Protestants to live in that country. They had the choice between going to jail or becoming exiles, if they persisted in their Gospel religion. In France, thousands have lost their lives, and have been forced to go and die in exile for becoming Protestants. In a single night, and the four or five months after the St. Bartholomew massacre, seventy-five thousand Protestants were slaughtered in France by the order of the Pope…
“In an important sense, I have written this book because I could not help it. The truth I have is not my own — it belongs to my heavenly Father, and the treasure in the earthen vessel I am bound to give to others as far as I can. With this feeling and purpose, I send forth this volume on its mission, hoping that it will be doing good after I am gone, and thus, though dead, I still may speak to others. — Charles Chiniquy
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Introduction: Charles Chiniquy: His Life And Work
1. A Sketch of My Life Before the Dawn of the Saving Light
2. The Light Breaks upon Me. After Much Struggle I Accept Christ and Eternal Life as a Gift. I Present the Gift to My People Who Likewise Accept It.
3. My dear Bible Continues to lift me up above the Dark Atmosphere of Romanism. The First Publication of the Holy Scriptures in Canada.
4. The Darkest Hour of the Night Before the Bright Rays of the Day
5. A Macedonian Cry from Chicago. Auricular Confession
6. The Temptation
7. Father Brunet. A Prisoner in my Stead
8. The Famine
9. The Angel of Mercy and the Manna from Heaven. God is Our Father, We are His Children
10. A Lesson of the Mercies of God in Disguise
11. The Debts Paid
12. New Laborers in the Lord’s Vineyard
13. A Macedonian Cry from Canada
14. The Gospel Preached to Thousands of Roman Catholics in Montreal. I hear the Priest of Napierville Denounce me from his Pulpit
15. My Missionary Tour Continued. The Dagger of the Assassin on My Breast at Quebec
16. How Roman Catholics Understand Liberty of Conscience. My Letter to the Bishops of Quebec and the Priests of Canada
17. A French Officer Saves My Life at Beloeil. Grande Ligne and Longuevil Visited. Rev. Theodore Lafleor
18. Admitted into the Presbyterian Church with the Bible Alone in My Hand
19. Muskegon — On the Borders of Lake Michigan
20. Second Day at Muskegon. A Narrow Escape
21. The Assassination of Lincoln
22. A Great and Good Institution: The Presbyterian College, Montreal. The Rev. Dr. MacVicar.
23. Antigonish Riot of the 10th of July, 1873
24. My Re-Baptism
25. The Stratagem
26. Deplorable and False Liberality in High Protestant Quarters with Respect to the Church of Rome
27. A Presbyterian Minister Approves. The Romanists Condemn and Persecute
28. Rebuked by a Prominent Presbyterian Minister. Approved by His Congregation
29. On My Way to Australia, California, Oregon and Washington Territory
30. On Board Steamer City of Sydney. Honolulu
31. On My Way to Australia. Sights on the Pacific
32. On My Way to Australia. The Dangers of the Deep
34. Visit to Hobert Town. Account of the Disturbances. Closing Lecture — Dramatic Scenes.
35. Ballarat and Horsham. Riots — Narrow Escapes. A Woman Spits in My Face to Obey Her Father Confessor. The Muddy Ditch
36. Abbe Fluet’s Conversion, Temptation and Final Triumphs.
37. The Truth Proclaimed at Montague. Narrow Escape. Brutally Struck Whilst on the Steamer. I Forgive My Aggressor.
38. A Vindication
39. Conversion of M. J. A. Papineau to Protestantism. Senator Tasse’s Dastardly Attack Against Me Answered.
40. Futile Efforts. Priest’s Efforts to Reach My Bed of Sickness Frustrated. Challenge to Archbishop not Accepted
41. My Fourth and Last Visit to Europe in 1896. The Challenge of Father Begue Accepted. The Roman Breviary. Discussion at Oban
42. My Fourth and Last Visit to Europe — Continued. Severe Illness and Recovery. Invitation to Lecture in Holland Accepted. A Week in Paris. Germany Visited. The Pulpit and Tomb of Luther. Return to Canada. The Close of this Book and of Life’s Voyage.
43. The Final Triumph. Requiescat in Pace.
1. The Last Message Of Father Chiniquy
2. Address Delivered At The Funeral Service Of Father Chiniquy.
3. Memorial Service.
4. Resolutions Of The Presbytery Of Montreal, Of Which Father Chiniquy Was A Member.
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