Saturday, June 28, 2014

95 Theses XIII: Nightmare On Heresy Street

61. For it is clear that the power of the pope suffices, by itself, for the remission of penalties and reserved cases. My comment: This is in contradiction to what he said in (6). (And other places) Were you lying then, or are you lying now?

62. The true treasure of the church is the Holy gospel of the glory and the grace of God. My comment: The true treasure of man, and God's intent for man, is the Church. It is not a jar of clay that contains the gospel; it is the gospel. It is that communion with God and others which is a foretaste of the glory to come.

63. It is right to regard this treasure as most odious, for it makes the first to be the last. My comment: Ignore this fine-sounding statement; he's setting us up for something worse.

64. On the other hand, the treasure of indulgences is most acceptable, for it makes the last to be the first. My comment: Ignore, continued.

65. Therefore the treasures of the gospel are nets which, in former times, they used to fish for men of wealth. My comment: No point in pining for the good ol' days.

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