Girolamo Savonarola. Part-Three.


Savonarola the Florence reformer  (1452-1498) lost support and was ex-communicated from the Church, after he was arrested, put on trial and executed in 1498. Rome was swift in how they dealt with him. Within and few days he was both tortured to confess that he was wrong and a heretic.

It is strange that the Pope did not act with the love of Christ in forgiving him, but instead had him killed. It from the roots and persecution of men like Wycliffe, Huss and Savonarola that the foundations of the European Lutheran Reformation were laid.

Girolamo was a real Christian, who had tried to fight corruption with in the Papacy. It was said ‘that he re-counted his claims, but this is probably not true.

Matthew 10:28, Luke 21:8, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 4:3.

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