Quote of the day (let’s start with Spurgeon, of course!)


Herrad von Landsberg Whore of Babylon 12th century

Herrad von Landsberg, Whore of Babylon, 12th century

“No peace with Rome” is the motto of reason as well as of religion.

From “The Religion of Rome,” C.H. Spurgeon, Sword and Trowel, January 1873

Source: spurgeon.org

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12 thoughts on “Quote of the day (let’s start with Spurgeon, of course!)

  1. Thanks, Maria. You may not receive too many “Likes” with this one. Ecumenical evangelicals love Spurgeon except for when he wrote bluntly about Catholicism. I looked up Herrad von Landsberg and I see she was a 12th-century nun. The illustration seems to show the pope, emperor, and clerics mourning over the fallen Whore of Babylon. Am I interpreting that correctly? If so, I wonder how the nun escaped the wrath of Rome?

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    • Good question, Tom. Before the Reformation many Catholics saw the pope as Antichrist, right? but I haven’t read that many saw the Church of Rome as the Harlot then but rather the true church. Yep, I think that’s what this picture depicts. Got to check out more info on brave Herrad!

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    • Little about her, from Wikipedia,
      As early as 1159 Herrad had begun within the cloister walls the work for which she is best known, the Hortus Deliciarum, a compendium of all the sciences studied at that time. Hortus Deliciarum was written as a compendium for the women in Herrad’s convent, in order to further learn biblical, moral, and theological material, and was completed in 1185.[7] In it, Herrad delves into the battle of Virtue and Vice with vivid visual imagery preceding the text.

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