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Thirty Years in Hell - or -From Darkness to Light

Author Announcement - Table of Contents - List of Illustrations

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Ex-Priest, Bernard Fresenborg,

Who for thirty long years tread the slippery and deceitful path
of abhorrent Catholicism, but who to-day stands at the
Vatican's door, with the torch of Protestant wisdom,
and denounces Popery with a tongue
livid with the power of
a living God.

Like a Meteor From God's Throne,

This great book has stirred America from center to circumference.
About 400 Pages,
And each Page a stinging rebuke to Roman Catholicism.
Published by
North-American Book House,
St. Louis, No.

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1904, by
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Author's Announcement.

A structure of enlightment is to be built in this land, which to finish, every man of intellectual power must contribute.

The structure which I refer to, is the structure of "SPIRITUAL LIBERTY," as the spiritual part of man must have room to expand and grow the same as any other God-given privilege that man is blessed with.

Unless we grow in faith we become dwarfs in the worship of God.

Those who go forth into the world and profess to be the teachers of men should be giants of intellect and fully prepared to contribute to this monument of "SPIRITUAL LIBERTY."

These giants are the "KNIGHTS OF THE SPIRIT," who stand upon the summit of righteousness and proclaim an intelligent God to a sinful world.

Many say they do not feel that they possess the ability to contribute to this structure of "SPIRITUAL LIBERTY," but I say, none who possess the power to reason are exempt, for if they cannot place in the


arch of this structure the golden "key-stone" that shall securely bind this structure together, they can carry mortar or stones, which is as imperative in this structure, as the polished "Cap stone" which shall complete this great pyramid of emancipation.

I do not crave to have my name engraven in bold letters upon the "Cap stone" of this structure, but I do desire to contribute my mite towards the completion of this grand structure of free thought, which, when completed, will stand out upon the horizon of time as a towering monument to Christ and his cause.

Roman Catholicism, as taught by our modern priests and inspired by the papal power at Rome is naught but the distant rumblings of an antiquated chariot of darkness, as the teachings of this MONARCHICAL creed has naught in view but the enslavement of reason for the financial gain and benefit of the "Robed" few who claim the right to think for the masses.

For thirty long years I was bound to this bewitching spirit of darkness by the chords of superstition and never dared to look above my blind superiors for wisdom, until a "something" which I will call "fate" broke the windows of my mental dungeon and permitted the light of "SPIRITUAL LIBERTY" to filter through my being which awoke "reason and common sense" from her long sleep of lethargy.


Now, what I once thought "Holy" I detest as abominable; What I once worshipped, I now hate.

It is not the glitter of gold nor the applaudits of the Protestant world that I crave, but it is the Master's approval, that I desire. Therefore I deem it my duty to both God and mankind to proclaim to the world what I know of the awfulness of Roman Catholicism, and I know enough to make my poor soul often wonder if I shall ever be permitted, to sing with the blest around that GREAT WHITE THRONE in the New Jerusalem.

As you peruse these pages, I pray that you may whisper a prayer to God in my behalf, as I am now fifty-six years old and only a child in wisdom.

With pity for the blind hosts of Catholicism and a prayer upon my lips for their deliverance from the trenches of paganism, I dedicate this book to the world as coming from a heart which poured out its youth's vitality upon the barren fields of superstition, and wasted its vigor in serving only the god of myths. With a feeling of brotherly love for the entire world, I am,

Yours in His name,




CHAPTER I. Who I Am, What I Am, and Why I Am What I Am 15

CHAPTER II. Some of the Abominations of Catholicism Carried On in the Name of Our Blessed Savior 33

CHAPTER III. All Children of Protestant Parents, Declared Bastards by Catholicism 51

CHAPTER IV. Tear from the Citadel of Reason, the Power to Reason and You make Slaves of Humanity 65

CHAPTER V. Innocent Girlhood at the Confessional Box 81

CHAPTER VI. The Nations completely dominated by the Power of the Pope, are Nations of Illegitimacy 97

CHAPTER VII. The Power of the Pope in Cuba, Porto Rica and the Phillipine Islands 109

CHAPTER VIII. Monasteries are often Criminals' Abode, and Nunneries the Slaughter Pens of Virtue 127


CHAPTER IX. Unmarried Cussedness of the Roman Priest-Craft 149

CHAPTER X. A Brazen Insult to God 171

CHAPTER XI. The Characters of the Followers of Catholicism, Compared to the Followers of Protestantism 181

CHAPTER XII. Why the Teachers in our Public Schools should not be Selected from the Ranks of Catholicism 193

CHAPTER XIII. The Influence of the Priesthood in America 223

CHAPTER XIV. The Chastity of the Home Invaded by the Lustfulness of the Priest-Craft 239

CHAPTER XV. Nations which have been Disgraced by the Toleration of Popish Rule. 255

CHAPTER XVI. Nearing the Trenches of Physical Strength 281



Author's Picture 2

"What Shall I Do To Be Saved?" 14

The Two Inspirations-The Holy Bible and Catholicism 32

The Unmarried Life of the Priest-Craft, compared to the Married Life of Protestant Ministers 50

The Two Ways--"As the Twig is Bent, the Tree's Incline", 64

Immorality of the Priest-Hood--With Romish Lust, the Blossom of Virtue is Destroyed, 80

America's Ruin 96

Free in Name Only--Take Their Chains Off Uncle Sam, or You will always have

Trouble with Them 108

Save The Girls-Batter Down the Doors of Convents,

and the Civilized World will Stand Amazed 126

Take Your Choice--The Christ of Protestantism Compared to the God of Catholicism 148


Being Excommunicated for Reading the Bible

--"May She Be Damned in her Mouth, in Her Breast, in Her Heart, Etc., Etc. 170

A Modern Judas--In His Wake, Misery always Follows 180

Foes to Knowledge--Like a Poisonous Serpent, Etc., Etc. 192

Heathenish Practices--A Catholic I 'Dupe' Kissing the Supposed Bone of St. Ann. 222

A Catholic Tool--Begging in the Name of the Lord, but in Reality,

to Support the Priest-Craft, Etc. 238

Systematic Robbery--The Road to Glory along the Catholic Highway, Etc. 254

Uncle Sam--"Here is Your Next Fight Boys" 280

The Lie Nailed 329





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