For more photos see: Jeanne d’Arc, Chinon, Reims, Rouen, FRANCE
Jeanne d’Arc was burnt at the stake in the Vieux-Marché Rouen, on 30 May 1431 aged only 19 years.
She lived in tumultuous times; the hundred years’ war with the English had been in progress since 1337 (it ended 22 years after Jeanne’s death in 1453, the same year that Constantinople fell). It had been a humiliating time of defeat for the French, but through the inspiration of Jeanne their fortunes turned, leading the French to several important victories and the coronation of Charles VII. Jeanne d’Arc had such impact on French morale and strategy that the Burgundians abandoned their alliance with England and by the 1450s the English had been driven out of Normandy and the rest of France.
Jeanne was subjected to a highly politically motivated trial, but was finally condemned and martyred by the church system on pseudo-religious grounds.
Although her trial was politically motivated, it was the Church system that martyred her. The Bible styles the Catholic system as Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, Rev 17:5; who is drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus (in this case Jeanne d’Arc was Catholic herself!) Rev 17:6; 18:24, and is identified with that great city (Rome) which reigneth over the Kings of the earth, Rev 17:18. The true believers are warned that this system will come to an end and are exhorted to come out of it, be separate from it, and be not partakers of its sins, Rev 18:2,4,16-21. Besides all the costly merchandise that this system has amassed for itself, it also traded with the souls of men, Rev 18:13, which has been evident in its cruel history of persecution and bloodshed. Ironically Jeanne d’Arc, who was burnt by the church in 1431, was subsequently beatified in 1909 and canonised in 1920! Many French churches now contain monuments & shrines to the memory of the once heretic, but now “saint”.
Britain has long had a foot in Europe – but this is not God’s destiny for her. Britain has long been a Protestant power, having stood against the Catholic system for centuries. Britain (or Tarshish) will be opposed to the United European power and is not included in the Gogian host of Ezekiel 38 which includes Russia, Germany, France, Iran, Ethiopia, Libya and Armenia – Britain is part of the antagonist, who says to Gog Art thou come to take a spoil? Ezek 38:13.
So what separates Britain from the European alliance?
- Their attitude to Israel
- Their rejection of Catholicism
- Their Language
- The Scriptures