Saturday, April 06, 2013

Plenary Indulgence Avalable this Sunday

Tell your favorite Lutheran!Ask a Lutheran whether he agrees with the following theses from Luther's famous 95 Theses:
6. The pope cannot remit any guilt ... though, to be sure, he may grant remission in cases reserved to his judgment. If his right to grant remission in such cases were despised, the guilt would remain entirely unforgiven.

38. [T]he remission and participation [in the blessings of the Church] which are granted by the pope are in no way to be despised, for they are, as I have said, the declaration of divine remission.

56. The "treasures of the Church," out of which the pope grants indulgences, are not sufficiently named or known among the people of Christ.

73. The pope justly thunders against those who, by any art, contrive the injury of the traffic in pardons.

77. It is said that even St. Peter, if he were now Pope, could not bestow greater graces; this is blasphemy against St. Peter and against the pope.
[Hat tip to L.S.]


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