This Mother of Harlots and Abominations!

from Spurgeon’s sermon, “A JEALOUS GOD”

SantoTomas,BatangasChurchjf0771 03With what indignation must the Lord look down upon that apostate harlot, called the Romish Church, when, in all her sanctuaries, there are pictures and images, relics and statues, and poor beguiled beings are even taught to bow before a piece of bread.

I have seen thousands adore the wafer, hundreds bow before the image of the Virgin, scores at prayer before a crucifix, and companies of men and women adoring a
rotten bone or a rusty nail, because said to be the relic of a saint.

Let us, above all, never have any complicity with this communion of devils, this gathering together of the sons of Belial: and since our God is a jealous God, let us not provoke him by any affinity, gentleness, fellowship, or unity with this Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth.

Renounce, my brethren, every ceremony which has not Scripture for its warrant, and every doctrine which is not established by the plain testimony of the Word of God.