Many people imagine that the Jews were the only target and victims of the Inquisition. That is not true. Jews were indeed a major target, especially in Spain, but the Inquisition was in every country. The truth is that many hundreds of thousands more of evangelical Christians were killed in the Inquisition than were Jews. They were true friends of Jews then as evangelical Christians are Israel’s best friends today. For example, in these times when terrorism has practically shut down the tourist industry in Israel, by far the largest number of visitors to Israel are evangelicals.
We are born again into the family of God and become true Christians through believing the gospel, which is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth [it]” (Romans:1:16). Roman Catholicism presents a false gospel: that being baptized as an infant delivers from sin’s penalty and makes one a Christian; that Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross was not sufficient to pay the penalty for sins even though He declared, “It is finished [tetelestai, i.e., paid in full].” Catholic priests must therefore continue to offer Him in the form of a wafer in the sacrifice of the Mass on Catholic altars. Nor was Christ’s suffering for sin on the Cross, according to Rome, enough to open the gates of heaven, but one must personally suffer for one’s sins in the flames of purgatory – a penalty from which the Church (for a fee) offers incremental deliverance by sacrificing “Christ” in more Masses but doesn’t guarantee how many Masses may be required. According to Christ himself, those who believe this false gospel are not Christians, and Christianity should not be blamed for their misdeeds.