Henry Vos & John van den Eschen Burned at Stake as Heretics, Become Martyrs Hot

Henry Vos & John van den Eschen Burned at Stake as Heretics, Become Martyrs

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
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In Brussels, Henry Vos and John van den Eschen are burned at the stake as heretics under orders from Catholic Inquisitor Hochstrat. They have refused to recant their belief that a priest has no power to forgive sins — that only God can do this.

These two former Augustinian monks thus become the first martyrs of the Reformation.

Burning Lutherans has become official policy of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and it's being used by all princes and other rulers under his command.

According to reports, Inquisitor Hochstrat tells the two men as they are tied up to the stake, "Be converted or you must die in the devil's name," and they respond, "No, we will die like Christians for the Gospel and its truth."

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