Posts Tagged ‘Girolamo Savonarola’

“My Lord was pleased to die for my sins.”  – reported to be his final words.


Girolamo Savonarola was born this date, 9/21/1452 at Ferrara, Italy.  He became a studied the OT prophets and the Book of Revelation and from this background began to preach zealous, powerful, and somewhat prophetic messages to the corrupt society of his day calling for repentance before God sent judgment.  He also became involved in helping create a cleaner more free government.  His actions and his opposition to the worldliness and corruption of the clergy came to the attention of the then bishop of Rome, one called Alexander VI.  Alexander offered him a “padded” position in Rome.  When Savonarola did not allow this to side-track him, he was arrested, tortured, and in 1498 hung and his body burned.

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The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen.

Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.

The only good thing that we owe to Plato and Aristotle is that they brought forward many arguments which we can use against the heretics. Yet they and other philosophers are now in hell.

Elegance of language must give way before simplicity in preaching sound doctrine.

Lord! teach me the way my soul should walk.

If there be no enemy, no fight; if no fight, no victory; if no victory, no crown.

The sword of the Lord will descend on the Earth swiftly and soon!

(The above are thought to be Savonarola quotes – if the reader knows otherwise please excuse the mistake and kindly let me know.)

Girolamo Savonarola was excommunicated this date 5/13/1497.

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