. (ACBCC p.11) This stirring 3-part, 85 minute DVD, documents the History of these people. The real founder of the sect was a wealthy merchant of Lyons who in the early documents is called Waldes (Waldo). David Benedict says they were called Sabbatarians for keeping the seventh day. History of the Waldenses By JA Wylie This important history book details the history of the Waldensian people (also called the Vaudois). The Waldenses were a group of Sabbath keepers who dwelt in the Swiss Alps for a period of just over 1,000 years. Allix, in his Ancient Churches of Piedmont, says, it was a doctrine of the Waldenses that the Sabbath of the Law of Moses was to be observed. In the nineteenth century, however, it became evident to critics that the Waldensian documents had been tampered with. They dwelt in the Piedmont Valley, which is in the Swiss Alps on the border of Italy and France. Sabbath-keeping is a matter about which each Christian needs to be fully convinced in his/her own mind. The Arnoldists, the Albigenses, the Cathers, the Waldensians, and the Lollards all had in their companies sincere Sabbath keepers as well as individuals who syncretized elements of Catholicism (as well as Protestantism later) with the doctrines of God's true Church. . The Waldensian Faith. One of the earliest known names of these believers was insabbati, demonstrating that they were Sabbath-keepers, being named after the day on which they worshiped. In the Waldensians, Sabbatati or Insabbatati, there was a more or less continuous tradition of Sabbath-keeping from the early church of the Apostles, throughout southern Europe. As a result the pretentious claims of the Waldenses to high antiquity were relegated to the realm of fable. (See "Ancient Churches of Piedmont," by P. Allix, pp. They were hunted down mercilessly by the Catholic Church. Despite intense … They refused to… What could this gathering have been but the Feast of Tabernacles! The Waldensians never followed the Seventh-day Adventist’s Sabbath but they followed more Paul in Romans 14,5-8. The Waldenses took the Bible as their only rule of faith, abhorred the idolatry of the papal church, and rejected their traditions, holidays, and even Sunday, but kept the seventh-day Sabbath, and used the apostolic mode of baptism. They were Sabbath keepers who were persecuted because of their faith. The issue of the Bulgarians Sabbath-keeping was raised and is seen in a reply of Pope Nicolas I to the Bulgarian king. An inquisitor’s manuscript from the fifteenth century reported that Waldenses in Bohemia “do not celebrate the feasts of the blessed virgin Mary and the Apostles, except the Lord’s day. We can therefore say very clearly that the Waldensians were not Seventh-day Sabbath keepers and they were not persecuted for keeping Saturday as the Sabbath! But in 1194, Alphonse, king of Aragon, Barcelona and Provence decreed these `Waldenses, Zapatati or Inzabbati [keepers of God's Sabbath] who otherwise are called the Poor Men of Lyons' worthy of any punishment short of death or mutilation.'' In the early chapters of the book of Acts, the first Christians were predominantly Jews. Sabbath keeping among the Waldenses was most widespread in Bohemia and Moravia. Alphonse, king of Aragon, etc., … Sabbath-keeping is an issue on which God’s Word instructs us not to judge each other. 152-260.) In Spain the persecution is specifically directed at the Waldensian Sabbath-keepers. In fact, it was because of the inability to stamp out the Subordinationist Sabbatati, that the crusades of the thirteenth century were implemented. . (Ibid.) More Paul in Romans 14,5-8 among the Waldenses were a group of Sabbath keepers who were persecuted of. On which God ’ s Word instructs us not to judge each other Word instructs not. 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