I don't think Jesus condoned the inquisition
The short answer is Christ never condemned the Inquistion which btw, is the forerunner of our modern day court and penal system
This statement can't even be replied to. Once again I am astounded.
It's true Christ never condemned the Inquisition. We know from the Bible itself that the Inquistion was based on the Mosaic Inquistiion. Deuteronomy 17: 2-5 spells it out.
 When there shall be found among you ... man or woman that do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, and transgress his covenant,  So as to go and serve strange gods, and adore them, the sun and the moon. and all the host of heaven, which I have not commanded:  And this is told thee, and hearing it thou hast inquired diligently, and found it to be true, and that the abomination is committed in Israel:  Thou shalt bring forth the man or the woman, who have committed that most wicked thing, to the gates of thy city, and they shall be stoned.
The text says the Israelites were to "inquire diligently" whether the thing was true. A public legal proceeding...a trial...was called for. The diligent inquiry was therefore a legal inquiry--an inquisition. It's purpose was to protect the accused of practicing a false religion, (heresy in the days of the Medieval Inquistion) to make sure he really had committed the crime in question.
we know from reading the next few passages, that legal safeguards were built into the process...
 By the mouth of two or three witnesses he that is to dieshall he die; a person shall not be put to death when only one beareth witness against him.  ....  If thou perceive that there be among you a hard and doubtful matter in judgment .....and thou see that the words of the judges within thy gates do vary: arise, and go up to the place, which the Lord thy God shall choose.  And thou shalt come to the priests of the Levitical race, and to the judge, that shall be at that time: and thou shalt ask of them, and they shall shew thee the truth of the judgment.  And thou shalt do whatsoever they shall say, that preside in the place, which the Lord shall choose, and what they shall teach thee,
In verses 8-10, we see what authority God was pleased to give to the Jewish Church guides of the Old Testament, in deciding, without appeal, all controversies relating to the law; promising that they should not err therein; and surely He has not done less for the Divinely established Catholic Church guides of the New Testament.
The Medieval Inquisition was estabished to meet a very real need. The CC had the obligation to preserve Christ's teachings free from corruption. When individuals took it upon themselves to commit heresy and propagate that error and destroy the Faith of others, the CC had to undertake defense of her children and prevent the adulteration of CHrist's doctrines, and she did.
We must also understand the times in which the Medieval Inquisition was established. Society then is totally different from conditions prevailing today. The propagation of heresy was an offense also against the civil welfare. The Church decided the trial while the punishment was left to the State. Same thing as what happened with the Sanhedrin and Pilate at Jesus' trial. It was a mixed tribunal with ecclesiastical officials dealing with religious matters, and civil officials dealling with crimes against the State.
So, as constituted, this is why I said that Christ would have condoned the Inquisition.
OK, that said, were there times in the Medieval Inquisition that some in positions of authority abused their Inquisitional power? Yes, Guilty as charged. It is these abuses of power by the officials themselves that would not meet with Divine approval. That such abuses occurred I do not deny..I condemn them as heartily as you do.
OK, that said, the fact remains that there sinful conduct was not in accordance with their Catholic faith (religion), not the Church they unworthily represented.
So, yes there were/are some wicked people in Christ's Church and Christ predicted there would be bad fish in the Net. These men were bad, in spite of the teachings of the CC, not because of them. We cannot argue from bad fish in the Net to the rottenness of the Net. Christ promised His Church would never go wrong, not individual members, whether they be the Pope, bishops to individual lay members, like me.