Tuesday, July 01, 2014

95 Theses XVIIII: The End Of Heresy

91. If therefore, indulgences were preached in accordance with the spirit and mind of the pope, all these difficulties would be easily overcome, and indeed, cease to exist. My comment: I don't recall reading that Luther had repented. Maybe I missed it.

92. Away, then, with those prophets who say to Christ's people, "Peace, peace," where in there is no peace. My comment: Kinda like those who preach justification by faith alone. Oh, wait.

93. Hail, hail to all those prophets who say to Christ's people, "The cross, the cross," where there is no cross. My comment: It's right above the altar, buddy. But you're right; somebody should tell St. John of the Cross and St. Francis that they've wasted their entire lives.

94. Christians should be exhorted to be zealous to follow Christ, their Head, through penalties, deaths, and hells. My comment: Why do that, when you're "covered by the blood"?

95. And let them thus be more confident of entering heaven through many tribulations rather than through a false assurance of peace. My comment: You mean like imputed righteousness, received by faith alone?

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