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1.   The Original Sin of Adam closed Heaven for all men (sanctifying grace was lost) ... Hell became the only possible destination for the immortal souls of men.
2.   God re-opened Heaven by founding the Catholic Church and re-introducing sanctifying grace to men's souls ... the same grace which Adam and Eve had lost.

                          We are currently in the Great Apostasy (world-wide rejection of God's Catholic Dogma), these warnings apply:
3.   Warning 1:  A non-Catholic anti-Christ cult (the vatican-2 heretic cult) took over all Catholic properties on 8 Dec 1965 ("v-2 council" close date).        [Section 12, 13]
4.   Warning 2:  No one Ordained those that you think are Priests ... all Bishops of the "v-2 council" were automatically excommunicated on 8 Dec 1965.     [Section 13.2]
5.   Warning 3:  Your fake "priests" turned you into heretics ... the stage shows are not Mass ... participation in the vatican-2 heresy excommunicates.    [Section 13.2.2]
6.   Warning 4:  Top level view ... why there is not a single Catholic Bishop or Priest in the world. God's Catholic Church is devastatingly small in numbers. [Section 13.6]
                          All vatican-2-ists:  You are excommunicated from the Catholic Church.  You must Abjure your heresy.  * * Click * * >  Section 40

7.    One can still be Catholic and get to Heaven with a proper baptism in water [Section 7] ... believing the Dogmas ... and keeping free from mortal sin.    [Section 10.1]
8.    All grace, both actual and sanctifying grace, starts with God and comes into the world ... by way of the Blessed Virgin ... as Jesus Christ Himself did.  [Section 4, 4.4]
9a.  The Old Testament Israelite religion was the Catholic Faith unfulfilled ... the "judaism" fable started about 200 B.C.  Jesus Christ was not a jew.  [Section 39.1, 39.4]
9b.  The "koran" is wrong ... Mohammed was not a prophet ... "allah" does not exist.  The so called "allah god" makes countless errors in the "koran".        [Section 113]
10.  All baptized heretics are excommunicated from Christianity and headed for Hell ... with the world's pagans (those not properly baptized in water).     [Section 7.2, 8]

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Destroying Martin Luther's ... "95 Theses" ... which started the "lutheran" heresy

Crushing the "95 theses" ... with what Luther says is his authority on faith ... the Bible
(The Bible says 15 times it is not the authority on faith ... the Bible says the
Church in it's Dogma is the definition of Christianity, on Section 6)

Luther has materially contributed to the damnation of all "lutherans" ...
and untold numbers ... in other heretic cults

It's amazing that this infantile babbling by Luther ... greatly
accelerated a firestorm of heretic cults around the world

The devil has started heresies right away in the First Century ... with the complicity and assistance of men.
See > 2 Peter 2:1,  Galatians 5:20,  Acts 15:5,  2 Peter 2:10,  Acts 24:5 ... etc

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Luther ... soul damning liar ... and founder of the "lutheran" damnation society

Introduction:

1.  Many of the "thesis" below are about the Catholic Church practice of ... granting indulgences. Points in this introduction will be referenced where Luther lies about indulgences in many of the 95 "thesis" texts.

2.  An indulgence is simply a substitute ... for doing an act of charity. The charity requirement being needed to repair for sin committed. This charity requirement is also called temporal punishment (when the acts of charity are being done to repair for sin).

3.  An indulgence is not ... a free pass to sin, it is not a permission to sin. An indulgence is not a pardon for future sin.

4.  An indulgence is not ... the forgiveness of the guilt of sin ... it supposes that the sin has already been forgiven, by the Dogma on Section 10.2.

5.  An indulgence is not ... the releasing of another person's soul from Purgatory.

6.  An indulgence is not ... the purchase of a pardon which secures the buyer's salvation (getting to Heaven).

7.  After the sin is forgiven (the guilt has been removed) ... an indulgence (again, after the guilt is removed) frees the person from the temporal penalty ... i.e. the requirement to do acts of charity to satisfy God's justice.

8.  There are ... plenary indulgences and partial indulgences.

     a)  By a plenary indulgence it is meant ... the remission of the entire temporal punishment due to sin so that no further expiation is required in Purgatory.

     b)  A partial indulgence commutes only a certain portion of the penalty (works requirement). A partial indulgence of so many days or years means that it cancels an amount of
          purgatorial punishment equivalent to that which would have been remitted ... the reckoning makes no claim to absolute exactness; it has only a relative value.

9.  Please see Section 3.5 which lists ... Sources of Dogma that the Catholic has the power to bind and loose. Indulgences can no longer be granted since there is no longer a Church hierarchy (no Bishops or Priests, see Section 3.6).



The infantile babbling of Martin Luther ... followed by Catholic corrections (i.e. The Truth)

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Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #1 ... betrayal of souls:

"When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, "Repent" (Mt 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Luther is lying about ... Matthew 4:17 ... Matthew 4:17 is actually >
"Do penance, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

Note 1: Not off to a "good start" ... severely misquoting the New Testament, which Luther stole from the Catholic Church.

Note 2: The word repentance means ... turning away from sin.

Note 3: The word penance means ... make reparation to Divine justice ... that is, doing works of charity to make expiation for sins committed.
 
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Catholic writing of 1 Timothy 1:19 >
"Having faith and a good conscience, which some rejecting have made shipwreck concerning the faith."

Note 1: Jesus wills that ... one must have faith for their entire life not just repentance.   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint James 2:10 >
"And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all."

Note 1: Jesus wills ... one must keep to the entire faith ... believing all the Dogma for their entire life ... not just having repentance.   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing in Acts of the Apostles 26:20 >
"And to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance, and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance."

Note 1: Jesus wills ... one must do works worthy of penance ... not just have repentance (the turning away from sin).   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #2 ... betrayal of souls:

"This word (repent) cannot be understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, that is, confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Catholic writing of John 20:23 >
"Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."

Note 1: Jesus giving the Disciples ... the power to hear confession of sin and provide or withhold absolution.   Luther says God is wrong on this.
(There is no sacramental confession in these times but one can still return to a state of grace after sinning, Dogma proofs on Section 10.2)

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of James 5:16 >
"Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved."

Note 1: Scripture on confessing sins to another.   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of 1 John 1:9 >
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity."

Note 1: Jesus wills that ... one must have faith for their entire life not just repentance.   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #3:

"Yet it does not mean solely inner repentance; such inner repentance is worthless unless it produces various outward mortification of the flesh."

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Catholic explanation ...

1. Spiritually blind Luther ... says something that is true here. Heretics always pour syrup over their pile of lies to make the lies look plausible.

2. Mortification of the flesh is fasting and abstinence ... but acts of charity, worthy of penance, are specified in scriptures such as Acts 26:20 which support the Dogma on works. Please see Sections 28 and 28.1.

3. Spiritual blindness is a reality ... see Psalm 13:5 and Romans 1:18 listed here. Please see Sections 45 and 45.1.
 
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Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Psalm 13:5 >
"The just shall hate a lying word: but the wicked confoundeth, and shall be confounded."

Catholic writing of Romans 1:18 >
"For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice."





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #4 ... betrayal of souls:

"The penalty of sin remains as long as the hatred of self (that is, true inner repentance), namely till our entrance into the kingdom of heaven."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Inner repentance is not ... "hatred of self" ... it is the opposite, the love of your own soul and it's salvation (getting to Heaven).

2. The sin of presumption is at the end of this citation with the phrase ... "till our entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven".
 
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Catholic writing of Matthew 19:19 >
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

Note 1: Jesus teaches the opposite of "hatred of self".   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of Romans 13:9 >
"And if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

Note 1: Jesus teaches the opposite of "hatred of self".   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of Mark 12:31 >
"And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

Note 1: Jesus teaches the opposite of "hatred of self".   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #5 ... betrayal of souls:

"The pope neither desires nor is able to remit any penalties except those imposed by his own authority or that of the canons."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. The John 20:23 scripture ... shows the Pope's spiritual power to absolve sins.

2. The Acts 26:20 scripture, written by the Catholic Church under the Pope ... says that one can do works of charity worthy of penance to remit the penalties for sin.
 
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Catholic writing of John 20:23 >
"Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."

Note 1: Jesus giving the Disciples ... including the first Pope Catholic Saint Peter the spiritual power to remit sin.   Luther says God is wrong on this.
(There is no sacramental confession in these times but one can still return to a state of grace after sinning, Dogma proofs on Section 10.2)

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing in Acts of the Apostles 26:20 >
"And to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance, and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance."

Note 1: The Acts 26:20 scripture ... written under the Pope ... shows that works of charity can be worthy of penance for sins committed.   Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #6 ... betrayal of souls:

"The pope cannot remit any guilt, except by declaring and showing that it has been remitted by God; or, to be sure, by remitting guilt in cases reserved to his judgment.
If his right to grant remission in these cases were disregarded, the guilt would certainly remain unforgiven."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. The Matthew 16:19 and John 20:23 scriptures ... shows the Pope's spiritual power to absolve sins.

2. The Acts 26:20 scripture, written by the Catholic Church under the Pope ... says that one can do works of charity worthy of penance to remit the penalties for sin.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Note 1: Jesus giving Saint Peter the keys to bind and loose upon the earth ... Luther says God is wrong on this.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing of John 20:23 >
"Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."

Note 1: Jesus giving the Disciples ... including the first Pope Catholic Saint Peter the spiritual power to remit sin.
(There is no sacramental confession in these times but one can still return to a state of grace after sinning, Dogma proofs on Section 10.2)

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Catholic writing in Acts of the Apostles 26:20 >
"And to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance, and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance."

Note 1: The Acts 26:20 scripture ... written under the Pope ... shows that works of charity can be worthy of penance for sins committed.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #7 ... betrayal of souls:

"God remits guilt to no one unless at the same time he humbles him in all things and makes him submissive to the vicar, the priest."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. God does remit sin ... in instances where no priest is available.

2. By Catholic Dogma one can return to a state of grace ... if he confesses sins with ... 1) the disposition of soul that he would confess to a priest if one were available, 2) confesses with perfect contrition (sins offend God, not fear of Hell), and 3) have a firm purpose of amendment.

3. I address this issue ... with the authority on the Christian Faith (the Dogma) ... since not doing so would create a deception. The deception being that there is no forgiveness of sins without a priest, but this is false (there is).
 
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Council of Trent, Session 14, Chapter 4, On Contrition, 1551 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"It sometimes happens that this contrition is perfect through charity, and reconciles man with God before this sacrament be actually received, the said reconciliation, nevertheless, is not to be ascribed to that contrition, independently of the desire of the sacrament which is included therein."

Note: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Council of Trent, Session 6, Chapter 14, on Justification, 1547 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Sacerdotal absolution, as well as satisfaction by fasting, almsgiving, prayers, and other devout exercises of the spiritual life, not indeed for the eternal punishment, which is remitted together with the guilt either by the sacrament or the desire of the sacrament, but for the temporal punishment, which, as the sacred writings teach, is not always wholly remitted."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #8 ... betrayal of souls:

"The penitential canons are imposed only on the living, and, according to the canons themselves, nothing should be imposed on the dying."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This is nonsensical on it's face ... "canons imposed on the living" ... "but not on the dying" (who are living). Amazing.

2. There is no meriting for the soul ... after the soul leaves the body (called death).

3. By the wording of this "thesis #8" ... it shows Luther faculties of comprehension and logic are nonexistent.

4. Since this "thesis #8" is about Catholic canons and not the Catholic authored scripture ... I show that it is false by the canons listed here.
 
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Council of Florence, Session 6, 1439 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"But the souls of those who depart this life in actual mortal sin, or in Original Sin alone, go down straightaway to Hell to be punished, but with unequal pains."

Note 1: There is no meriting after death ... so that the canons should be imposed on the dying. The opposite (of course) of what Luther claims.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Dogmatic Athanasius Creed -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly."

Note 1: There is no meriting after death ... so that the canons should be imposed on the dying. The opposite (of course) of what Luther claims.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #9 ... betrayal of souls:

"Therefore the Holy Spirit through the pope is kind to us insofar as the pope in his decrees always makes exception of the article of death and of necessity."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying this time ... on the Catholic teaching of Necessity.

2. Necessity of Means ... on faith articles are those that one must have to get to Heaven. There are two articles which are necessary by a Necessity of Means ... 1) Believing the Catholic Faith in it's Dogma, whole and inviolate and ... 2) Water Baptism.

3. Necessity of Precept ... are faith articles which one must participate in ... if it is available. If Mass and Confession are not available in different times and places .... one can still get to Heaven, as they are not culpable. Mass and Confession are no longer available, there are only stage shows that look like Mass by a unordained heretics dressed up like Catholic priests.

4. Since this "thesis #9" is about Catholic canons and not the Catholic authored scripture ... I show that it is false by the canons listed here.
 
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Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally."

Note: Luther proven wrong.
 
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Council of Florence, Pope Eugene IV, Session 8, Exultate Deo, 22 Nov 1439 -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Holy baptism holds the first place among all the sacraments, for it is the gate of the spiritual life; through it we become members of Christ and of the body of the Church. Since death came into the world through one person, unless we are born again of water and the Spirit, we cannot, as Truth says, enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The matter of this sacrament is real and natural water."

Note: Luther proven wrong.
 
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And also ... selected Christian scriptures against ... Luther's anti-Christ "thesis #9" ...

Catholic writing of Titus 3:10-11 >
"A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Knowing that he ... is subverted and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment."

Catholic writing of 2 Saint John 1:9 >
"Whosoever revolts, and continues not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God."

Catholic writing of Saint Mark 16:16 >
"But he that believeth not shall be condemned."

Catholic writing of 1 Timothy 4:1 >
"Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #10 ... betrayal of souls:

"Those priests act ignorantly and wickedly who, in the case of the dying, reserve canonical penalties for purgatory."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Purgatory is not for ... the satisfaction of canonical (Church) penalties.

2. When the Catholic God forgives sins ... there remains ... temporal punishment, where the person makes reparation (repair for sins).

3. Purgatory is for ... that temporal punishment which remains that the person did not complete in the world. Purgatory is not for the implementation of canonical penalties.

4. So Luther's lie is that Purgatory is for canonical penalties ... when Purgatory is for uncompleted temporal punishment that the person didn't complete in the world ... after the Catholic God has forgiven the sins.

5. Section 80 lists ... ten citations (Dogma and scripture) on the existence of Purgatory.
 
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Three selected scriptures that Purgatory is not about canonical penalties ... it's about souls being made perfect ... satisfaction of canonical penalties do not make souls perfect.

Catholic writing of Saint Jude 1:23 >
"But others save, pulling them out of the fire."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Daniel 12:10 >
"Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire."

Catholic writing of Hebrews 12:23 >
"And to the Church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect."

Note 1: These are works of God ... not canonical penalties in Purgatory.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #11 ... betrayal of souls:

"Those tares of changing the canonical penalty to the penalty of purgatory were evidently sown while the bishops slept."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ... same correction as we see on "thesis #10" ...

1. Purgatory is not for ... the satisfaction of canonical (Church) penalties.

2. When the Catholic God forgives sins ... there remains ... temporal punishment, where the person makes reparation (repair for sins).

3. Purgatory is for ... that temporal punishment which remains that the person did not complete in the world. Purgatory is not for the implementation of canonical penalties.

4. So Luther's lie is that Purgatory is for canonical penalties ... when Purgatory is for uncompleted temporal punishment that the person didn't complete in the world ... after the Catholic God has forgiven the sins.

5. Section 80 lists ... ten citations (Dogma and scripture) on the existence of Purgatory.
 
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Three selected scriptures that Purgatory is not about canonical penalties ... it's about souls being made perfect ... satisfaction of canonical penalties do not make souls perfect.

Catholic writing of Saint Jude 1:23 >
"But others save, pulling them out of the fire."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Daniel 12:10 >
"Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire."

Catholic writing of Hebrews 12:23 >
"And to the Church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect."

Note 1: These are works of God ... not canonical penalties in Purgatory.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #12 ... betrayal of souls:

"In former times canonical penalties were imposed, not after, but before absolution, as tests of true contrition."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther here is highly confused about the absolution of sin. At the conclusion of Sacramental Confession (not available now) the priest typically absolves the penitent who is confessing his/her sin.

2. Canonical penalties were penalties imposed by Church hierarchy (when there was a personnel hierarchy) ... they have nothing to do with absolution of sin in confession.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #13 ... betrayal of souls:

"The dying are freed by death from all penalties, are already dead as far as the canon laws are concerned, and have a right to be released from them."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. To save your soul ... one must persevere to the end in the Catholic Faith.

2. Regarding the text ... "the dying are freed by death from all penalties" ... who knows what this means.

3. Jesus said that ... whatsoever the Church holds bound on earth will be held bound in Heaven.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #14 ... betrayal of souls:

"Imperfect piety or love on the part of the dying person necessarily brings with it great fear; and the smaller the love, the greater the fear."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This is malice and treachery by Luther ... saying that what is most important for the dying person is "love" ... when the most important things for the dying person to save their soul is ... believing the Catholic Faith whole and inviolate and having confessed all sins against the Faith and against morality (sins against the body).

2. Also doing sufficient charity to merit Heaven is required ... but this is not applicable to this "thesis #14" ... since the person is on their deathbed.
 
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Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally."

Catholic writing of Saint John 3:36 >
"He that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

Note 1: The truly important issues on one's death bed ... is not "love" ... but Faith and the charity that the person has done.

Note 2: Lutheran proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #15 ... betrayal of souls:

"This fear or horror is sufficient in itself, to say nothing of other things, to constitute the penalty of purgatory, since it is very near to the horror of despair."

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Catholic explanation ...

1. This statement happens to be correct ... the Catholic should not enter into the sin of despair.

2. The sin of despair is abandoning of all hope of saving one's soul and of having the means required to save your soul.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #16 ... betrayal of souls:

"Hell, purgatory, and heaven seem to differ the same as despair, fear, and assurance of salvation."

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Catholic explanation ...

This "thesis #16" is a statement of the obvious.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #17 ... betrayal of souls:

"It seems as though for the souls in purgatory fear should necessarily decrease and love increase."

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Catholic explanation ...

1. This "thesis #17" is a statement of the obvious.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #18 ... betrayal of souls:

"Furthermore, it does not seem proved, either by reason or by Scripture, that souls in purgatory are outside the state of merit, that is, unable to grow in love."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

There is no meriting for the immortal soul after death.

Clement of Rome, died c. 100 A.D. >
"Affirmed the permanency of death as separation and the impossibility of meriting or losing merit after death."

Council of Florence, Session 6, 1439 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"But the souls of those who depart this life in actual mortal sin, or in Original Sin alone, go down straightaway to Hell to be punished, but with unequal pains."

Benedict XII, Benedictus Deus, 29 January 1336 >
"We define that the souls of all the Saints who have left this life soon after individual death are or will be in Heaven and have eternal life; in addition we define that the souls of those dying in actual mortal sin soon after individual death descend into Hell."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #19 ... betrayal of souls:

"Nor does it seem proved that souls in purgatory, at least not all of them, are certain and assured of their own salvation, even if we ourselves may be entirely certain of it."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

If a soul makes it to Purgatory ... they will at some point make it to Heaven.

Catholic writing of Saint Jude 1:23 >
"But others save, pulling them out of the fire."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Daniel 12:10 >
"Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire."

Council of Trent, Session 25, Decree Concerning Purgatory, 1563 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whereas the Catholic Church, instructed by the Holy Ghost, has, from the sacred writings and the ancient tradition of the Fathers, taught, in Sacred Councils, and very recently in this oecumenical Synod, that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls there detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #20 ... betrayal of souls:

"Therefore the pope, when he uses the words "plenary remission of all penalties", does not actually mean "all penalties", but only those imposed by himself."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This is heretic Luther ... attacking the power of the Pope as the head of the Catholic Church.

2. Luther is attacking the power of the Pope ... because he is founder an anti-Christ cult and finds "need" to degrade the Christ established Papacy.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:16-18 >
16:  "Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God."
17:  "And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in Heaven."
18:  "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #21 ... betrayal of souls:

"Thus those indulgence preachers are in error who say that a man is absolved from every penalty and saved by papal indulgences."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying about the Catholic definition of indulgences here. Luther saying ... indulgences are something which they are not.

2. The Catholic Church ... does not teach ... that indulgences free people from the penalties of sin. The Catholic teaching is that an indulgence is simply a substitute for doing acts of charity in reparation (to repair for) for sin.

And ...

3. Luther is shockingly wrong on how one gets their soul into Heaven.

4. One is saved by three operations ... grace, faith, and works. A person is prompted by (1) grace to move toward and believe ... (2) the Catholic Faith and then ... (3)do works of charity to merit Heaven (Sections 28 and 28,1).

5. If a person participates in monetary contribution to the Church as one of his charity efforts ... that is clearly seen in the Catholic authored Bible.
 
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Catholic writing of 2 Corinthians 9:7 >
"Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Proverbs 19:17 >
"He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him."

Note 1: The Church, when it received indulgence contributions ... used that money for charity purposes such as getting the Catholic truth in the Dogma to the world to save souls (the greatest charity) ... and assisting people with material assistance.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #22 ... betrayal of souls:

"As a matter of fact, the pope remits to souls in purgatory no penalty which, according to canon law, they should have paid in this life."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This "thesis #22" makes no sense in any way.

2. In the 1500's ... canon law was simply a collection of papers written by the Popes ... which were used as guides to govern society and Church matters.

3. Canon law would not and could not define ... what level of charity a given person would need to do to repair for sins committed and what works would merit Heaven given a person's ability and resources. These things would be different for each person in the world, canon law could not possibly define such a thing.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #23 ... betrayal of souls:

"If remission of all penalties whatsoever could be granted to anyone at all, certainly it would be granted only to the most perfect, that is, to very few."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This is more utter nonsense by Luther. An indulgence is simply a substitution for doing works of charity to repair for sins that have already been forgiven.

2. Luther is demonically encouraging the sin of despair ... by making people think that only near perfect people get indulgences.

3. Again, suffering in Purgatory is highly specific for each individual Catholic who makes it to Purgatory.

4. Penalties in Purgatory depends on the sins of the person and the works of charity that the person should have done in this world.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #24 ... betrayal of souls:

"For this reason most people are necessarily deceived by that indiscriminate and high-sounding promise of release from penalty."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying that indulgences are ... indiscriminate ... they would be matched to the person. The indulgence would be plenary or partial (to varying degrees) based on the person and spiritual situation.

2. There is no "high-sounding promise" ... God has given the Church the power of binding and loosing ... see citations below dashed line.

3. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing works of charity to repair for sins that have already been forgiven.
 
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Catholic writing of John 20:23 >
"Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."

First Council of Lyons, Emperor Frederick II Section, 1245 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Furthermore this privilege which our Lord Jesus Christ handed to Peter and in him to his successors, namely, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven, in which assuredly consists the authority and power of the Roman Church."

Fourth Council of Constantinople, Canon 9, 869-870 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #25 ... betrayal of souls:

"That power which the pope has in general over purgatory corresponds to the power which any bishop or curate has in a particular way in his own diocese and parish."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying about the Catholic definition of indulgences.

2. The Pope (when there was one) does not claim to have "power over Purgatory" ... but has power on earth to limit the time a soul spends in Purgatory.

3. There is no such thing as ... the Pope or other Bishop ... "springing" souls from Purgatory into Heaven.

4. Please see the true definition of indulgences ... in the Introduction part of this section.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #26 ... betrayal of souls:

"The pope does very well when he grants remission to souls in purgatory, not by the power of the keys, which he does not have, but by way of intercession for them."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying about the Catholic definition of indulgences.

2. The Pope (when there was one) does not claim to have "power over Purgatory" ... but has power on earth to limit the time a soul spends in Purgatory.

3. There is no such thing as ... the Pope or other Bishop ... "springing" souls from Purgatory into Heaven.

4. Please see the true definition of indulgences ... in the Introduction part of this section.
 
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Luther is lying when he writes ... the Pope does not have the power of the keys. I guess Luther the liar "missed" ...

Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #27 ... betrayal of souls:

"They preach only human doctrines who say that as soon as the money clinks into the money chest, the soul flies out of purgatory."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying about the Catholic definition of indulgences.

2. The Pope (when there was one) does not claim to have "power over Purgatory" ... but has power on earth to limit the time a soul spends in Purgatory.

3. There is no such Catholic teaching as ... the Pope or other Bishop ... "springing" souls from Purgatory into Heaven.

4. There is no such Catholic teaching as ... "springing souls" from Purgatory for a money contribution.

5. Please see the true definition of indulgences ... in the Introduction part of this section.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #28 ... betrayal of souls:

"It is certain that when money clinks in the money chest, greed and avarice can be increased; but when the church intercedes, the result is in the hands of God alone."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. It is anyone's guess what this babble by Luther is trying to say.

2. The length of time that a person spends in Purgatory ... is always in the hands of God.

3. A statement like this "thesis 28" can lead people into error just as the other "theses".

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #29 ... betrayal of souls:

"Who knows whether all souls in purgatory wish to be redeemed, since we have exceptions in St. Severinus and St. Paschal, as related in a legend."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Heretic Luther doesn't even know the definition of the word ... "redeemed".

2. Souls in Purgatory ... have applied the Redemption (the re-opening of Heaven) to their souls, because anyone who makes it to Purgatory will enter Heaven.

3. Regarding St. Severinus and St. Paschal ... there is some narrative that they wished to stay longer in Purgatory to increase their glory in Heaven. This is more complete nonsense by Luther ... because there is no meriting for the soul after death.
 
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Catholic writing of Apocalypse 14:13 >
"Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow them."

Catholic writing of Apocalypse 20:12 >
"And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works."

Note 1: We see in the two scriptures above that there is no meriting for the soul after it leaves the body.

Note 2: Luther not believing these Bible scriptures which support the Dogma on meriting.

Note 3: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #30 ... betrayal of souls:

"No one is sure of the integrity of his own contrition, much less of having received plenary remission."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This "thesis #30" is Luther ... again lying ... about indulgence teaching.

2. The indulgence granting assumes ... a forgiveness of sins which has already taken place. Having contrition for sin is part of Sacramental Confession where sins are forgiven.

3. After the guilt is removed ... there remains the temporal requirement for works which repair for the sins committed.

4. Please see the Introduction part of this Section for the true teaching on indulgences.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #31 ... betrayal of souls:

"The man who actually buys indulgences is as rare as he who is really penitent; indeed, he is exceedingly rare."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying about the teaching on indulgences.

2. No one can "buy an indulgence" ... indulgences were granted (in days when there was Catholic clergy) as a substitute for works of reparation ... for sins committed.

3. An indulgence is simply a substitute for the temporal punishment (works) to satify God's justice ... required because of the committing of sin.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #32 ... betrayal of souls:

"Those who believe that they can be certain of their salvation because they have indulgence letters will be eternally damned, together with their teachers."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther showing that he is a complete lunatic regarding the subject of indulgences.

2. There is no Catholic teaching that ... an indulgence letter brings people to salvation (getting to Heaven).

3. A person gets to Heaven by three operations together ... Faith (the Catholic Faith), Grace (cooperating with grace that everyone gets), and Works (works that merit Heaven).

4. Luther in this "thesis #32" ... showing that he doesn't even know how souls get to Heaven, amazing.

5. An indulgence is simple a substitute for works ... you still must have faith and cooperation with grace.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #33 ... betrayal of souls:

"Men must especially be on guard against those who say that the pope's pardons are that inestimable gift of God by which man is reconciled to him."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther showing that he is a complete lunatic regarding the subject of indulgences.

2. There is no Catholic teaching that ... an indulgence letter brings people ... to reconciliation with God.

3. Luther is wrong in saying that an indulgence is a "Pope's pardon". An indulgence is simply a substitute for works.

4. A person gets to Heaven by three operations together ... Faith (the Catholic Faith), Grace (cooperating with grace that everyone gets), and Works (works that merit Heaven).

5. An indulgence is simple a substitute for works ... you still must have faith and cooperation with grace.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #34 ... betrayal of souls:

"For the graces of indulgences are concerned only with the penalties of sacramental satisfaction established by man."

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Catholic explanation ...

1. Spiritually blind Luther ... says something that is true here. Heretics always pour syrup over their pile of lies to make the lies look plausible.

Indulgences can be ... "established by man" ...

Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #35 ... betrayal of souls:

"They who teach that contrition is not necessary on the part of those who intend to buy souls out of purgatory or to buy confessional privileges preach unchristian doctrine."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying about the teaching on indulgences.

2. No one can "buy an indulgence" ... indulgences were granted (in days when there was Catholic clergy) as a substitute for works of reparation ... for sins committed.

3. The indulgence granting assumes ... a forgiveness of sins which has already taken place. Having contrition for sin is part of Sacramental Confession where sins are forgiven.

4. An indulgence is simply a substitute for the temporal punishment (works) to satify God's justice ... required because of the committing of sin.

5. Confessional privilege is simply that the priest (when there were priests in the world) ... would not divulge the sins of the penitent. This is never "purchased", another amazingly wrong statement by Luther.
 
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Luther is engaged in ... un-Christian doctrine ... by starting a heretic sect after Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church ...

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:1 >
"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction."

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:10 >
"And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #36 ... betrayal of souls:

"Any truly repentant Christian has a right to full remission of penalty and guilt, even without indulgence letters."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is wrong here about ... full remission of penalty ... by just being truly repentant. Being repentant simply means you have remorse for the sin committed.

2. The Catholic God asks that we do works worthy of penance.

3. There is no Catholic teaching ... that one cannot have remission of penalty and guilt ... without an indulgence letter. Luther is lying about this.
 
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Catholic writing in Acts of the Apostles 26:20 >
"And to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance, and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance."

Catholic writing of Apocalypse 2:5 >
"Be mindful therefore from whence thou art fallen: and do penance, and do the first works. Or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou do penance."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #37 ... betrayal of souls:

"Any true Christian, whether living or dead, participates in all the blessings of Christ and the church; and this is granted him by God, even without indulgence letters."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. There is no Christianity outside the Catholic Church ... so "lutheran" Luther was not a Christian when he died ... which excluded him from Heaven.

2. Indulgence letters are simply a substitute for doing works of charity ... they have nothing to do with the blessings of Christ which are ... actual and sacramental graces and the knowledge of the truth (the Catholic Faith).

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #38 ... betrayal of souls:

"Nevertheless, papal remission and blessing are by no means to be disregarded, for they are, as I have said (Thesis 6), the proclamation of the divine remission."

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Catholic explanation ...

Papal remission as related to indulgences is the Pope saying that one is freed from the penalty or debt incurred by committing sin ... the guilt of which has already been removed by the steps seen on Section 10.2 of this site.







Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #39 ... betrayal of souls:

"It is very difficult, even for the most learned theologians, at one and the same time to commend to the people the bounty of indulgences and the need of true contrition."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying here ... it is a simple matter for clergy (when there was clergy) to offer an indulgence to a penitent who already has had their sins forgiven.

2. Luther is lying here also ... that people do not understand the importance of contrition (remorse, regret). You do not need a "learned theologian".

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #40 ... betrayal of souls:

"A Christian who is truly contrite seeks and loves to pay penalties for his sins; the bounty of indulgences, however, relaxes penalties and causes men to hate them -- at least it furnishes occasion for hating them."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther cannot discern the contents of men's souls. He cannot say that indulgences causes men to have hatred for doing acts of charity.

2. People who cooperate with grace ... like doing works of charity for the benefit of others.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint James 2:20 >
"But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?"

Catholic writing of Romans 2:13 >
"For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."

Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:27 >
"For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels: and then will He render to every man according to his works."

Note 1: It is Catholic Dogma that ... one is not guilty of wanting to build merit for his own soul in the performance of works of charity.

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #41 ... betrayal of souls:

"Papal indulgences must be preached with caution, lest people erroneously think that they are preferable to other good works of love."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying again about the definition of indulgences.

2. A Papal indulgence is not considered "preferable" to ... a work of charity. The indulgence is simply a substitute for the cahrity work in reparation for sin.

3. The issuing of an indulgence is at the discretion of the clery ... not the people. So the issue of a person preferring an indulgence is irrelevant.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #42 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that the pope does not intend that the buying of indulgences should in any way be compared with works of mercy."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is lying again about the definition of indulgences.

2. Indulgences are not "bought" ... indulgences are simply a substitute for works of charity to repair for sins committed.

3. Luther says ... "indulgences should not be compared to works" ... the Catholic Church doesn't teach this, the teaching is that indulgences are substitutes for works.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #43 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that he who gives to the poor or lends to the needy does a better deed than he who buys indulgences."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. The Catholic teaching is that ... people do not "buy indulgences" ... indulgences are granted by the clergy as a substitute for works (in reparation for sin).

3. Giving to the poor would be a work of mercy which would satisfy for works required because of the temporal punishment due to sin. The person who gives to the poor eliminates the requirement for an indulgence.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #44 ... betrayal of souls:

"Because love grows by works of love, man thereby becomes better. Man does not, however, become better by means of indulgences but is merely freed from penalties."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More deceipt by Luther.

2. Before an indulgence (or works performed to satify the temporal punishment for sin) ... the person does a confession in accordance with the Dogma on Section 10.2 ... which frees the person from guilt.

3. So that the man becomes better by the confession (which includes a firm purpose of amendment) ... before the indulgence or work of charity.

4. It is in the Church's power to free people from the temporal punishment for sin (the requirement to do charity).
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Pope Sixtus III, (432-440 A.D.), to John of Antioch, 433 A.D. >
"The blessed Apostle Peter, in his successors, has handed down what he received. Who would be willing to separate himself from the doctrine of whom the Master Himself instructed first among the Apostles?"

Gregory of Nyssa, To the Church at Nicodemia, Epistle 13, 394 A.D. >
"The universal ordering of the Church at its birth took its origin from the office of blessed Peter, in which is found both directing power and its supreme authority.

Note 1: Luther subscribed to the Catholic Ordinary Magisterium ... such as the citations by Pope Sixtus III and Gregory of Nyssa ... then Luther "changed his mind".

Note 2: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #45 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that he who sees a needy man and passes him by, yet gives his money for indulgences, does not buy papal indulgences but God's wrath."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... a purchase (is not bought with money) of a pardon.

2. Luther is lying here ... indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin.

3. The person in need in this "thesis 45" has nothing to do with (and is not deprived by) indulgences ... since indulgences are not purchased.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #46 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that, unless they have more than they need, they must reserve enough for their family needs and by no means squander it on indulgences."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... a purchase (is not bought with money) of a pardon.

2. Luther is lying here ... indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin.

3. Family needs in this "thesis 46" has nothing to do with (and is not deprived by) indulgences ... since indulgences are not purchased.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #47 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that they buying of indulgences is a matter of free choice, not commanded."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... a purchase (is not bought with money) of a pardon.

2. Luther is lying here ... indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin. 3. Indulgences were not sold outright ... giving of alms to some charitable fund or foundation was used as the occasion to grant the indulgence.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #48 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that the pope, in granting indulgences, needs and thus desires their devout prayer more than their money."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... a purchase (is not bought with money) of a pardon.

2. Luther is lying here ... indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin.

3. The Popes did not command ... money for indulgences.

4. Indulgences were not sold outright ... giving of alms to some charitable fund or foundation was used as the occasion to grant the indulgence.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #49 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that papal indulgences are useful only if they do not put their trust in them, but very harmful if they lose their fear of God because of them."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. By Luther lying that one should not ... "Trust in indulgences" ... introduces another lie.

2. There is not Catholic teaching that ... indulgences gets you to Heaven. One is saved by three operations ... (1) faith, (2) grace and (3) works.

3. Implying that indulgences causes ... loss of fear of God ... would be instance of people going against the Catholic Faith.
 
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Council of Trent, Session 2, January 1546 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Knowing withal that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, hath ordained and decreed, that all and each of the faithful of Christ, assembled in the city of Trent, be exhorted, as they are hereby exhorted, to amend themselves of their evils and sins heretofore committed."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Ecclesiasticus 1:36 >
"Be not incredulous to the fear of the Lord: and come not to him with a double heart."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Psalms 13:3 >
"Destruction and unhappiness in their ways: and the way of peace they have not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #50 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that if the pope knew the exactions of the indulgence preachers, he would rather that the basilica of St. Peter were burned to ashes than built up with the skin, flesh, and bones of his sheep."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More Luther lies with extra "drama". Indulgences are not purchased, they are simply a substitute for doing works of charity or acts of piety.

2. Works of charity or acts of piety satisfy for the temporal punishement (to repair for sin) ... for sins that have already been forgiven.

3. Indulgences are not ... "skin, flesh, and bones of Catholics" ... they are substitutes for works of charity.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #51 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... a purchase (is not bought with money) of a pardon.

2. Luther is lying here ... indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin.

3. The Popes did not command ... money for indulgences.

4. Indulgences were not sold outright ... giving of alms to some charitable fund or foundation was used as the occasion to grant the indulgence.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #52 ... betrayal of souls:

"It is vain to trust in salvation by indulgence letters, even though the indulgence commissary, or even the pope, were to offer his soul as security."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. The Catholic Church has never taught that indulgences gets anyone to Heaven (salvation).

3. Indulgences (plenary or partial) are simply granted by the Church as a substitute for doing acts of charity ... to repair for sin. Nothing else.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #53 ... betrayal of souls:

"They are the enemies of Christ and the pope who forbid altogether the preaching of the Word of God in some churches in order that indulgences may be preached in others."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. Luther knows full well that when there was Catholic Mass ... there were always three readings of scripture ... Old and New Testament.

3. Mass is not available in these times and hasn't been since 8 December 1965 (see Section 13.6).

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #54 ... betrayal of souls:

"Injury is done to the Word of God when, in the same sermon, an equal or larger amount of time is devoted to indulgences than to the Word."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. Luther knows full well that when there was Catholic Mass ... there were always three readings of scripture ... Old and New Testament.

3. Mass is not available in these times and hasn't been since 8 December 1965 (see Section 13.6).

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #55 ... betrayal of souls:

"It is certainly the pope's sentiment that if indulgences, which are a very insignificant thing, are celebrated with one bell, one procession, and one ceremony, then the gospel,
which is the very greatest thing, should be preached with a hundred bells, a hundred processions, a hundred ceremonies."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. Luther knows full well that when there was Catholic Mass ... there were always three readings of scripture ... Old and New Testament.

3. Mass is not available in these times and hasn't been since 8 December 1965 (see Section 13.6).

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #56 ... betrayal of souls:

"The true treasures of the church, out of which the pope distributes indulgences, are not sufficiently discussed or known among the people of Christ."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther stretching his powers of observation just a little. How doe he know what priests around the world are teaching ... and how does Luther know what is "known among the people".

2. This is more made up nonsense by Luther.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #57 ... betrayal of souls:

"That indulgences are not temporal treasures is certainly clear, for many indulgence sellers do not distribute them freely but only gather them."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying again.

2. There is no such thing as ... "indulgence sellers". Indulgences are freely granted and are simply a substitute for works of charity which the person is released from doing ... because of the granting of the indulgence.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #58 ... betrayal of souls:

"Nor are they the merits of Christ and the saints, for, even without the pope, the latter always work grace for the inner man, and the cross, death, and hell for the outer man."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Who knows what this babble means.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #59 ... betrayal of souls:

"St. Lawrence said that the poor of the church were the treasures of the church, but he spoke according to the usage of the word in his own time."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. The spiritual treasures of the Catholic Church is the knowledge of the truth ... which is the Catholic Dogma.

2. This knowledge of the truth ... such as you have to be Catholic to get to Heaven ... is what propelled the Saints to get the truth out around the world.

3. These efforts are the treasures of the Church.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #60 ... betrayal of souls:

"Without want of consideration we say that the keys of the church, given by the merits of Christ, are that treasure."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. The Catholic Jesus gave the keys of the Catholic Church to Saint Peter in ... Matthew 16:19, this is true.

2. But the treasures of the Catholic Church are the compilation of the completed charity of Catholics.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:19 >
"And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #61 ... betrayal of souls:

"For it is clear that the pope's power is of itself sufficient for the remission of penalties and cases reserved by himself."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Nothing wrong here, for a change.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #62 ... betrayal of souls:

"The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Luther lying again, the definition of Christianity is not the Gospel (written by the Catholic Church) ... the definition of Christianity is the Dogma and doctrine of the Church (which Luther left).
 
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Catholic writing of 1 Timothy 3:15 >
"The house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."

Catholic writing of Ephesians 3:10 >
"That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the Church."

Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 18:17 >
"And if he will not hear them: tell the Church. And if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #63 ... betrayal of souls:

"But this treasure is naturally most odious, for it makes the first to be last (Mt. 20:16)."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Matthew 20:16 does not apply to heretic Luther since Luther is referencing a Catholic document (the Bible).

2. Luther here is confusing the natural and supernatural order. One may very well end up last in the natural (worldly) order by cooperating with grace and being a doer of the word and not just a hearer of the word. Simple hearers of the word cannot get to Heaven.

3. So in the supernatural order, the person realizes that he is performing works of charity and is grateful for the grace to do these these acts of charity.

4. In realizing he is working for God, the tasks are not "odious"

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #64 ... betrayal of souls:

"On the other hand, the treasure of indulgences is naturally most acceptable, for it makes the last to be first."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is again lying about indulgences.

2. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing a required act of charity ... the charity requirement is temporal punishment for sin which is already forgiven.

3. The indulgence doesn't make "the last to be first".

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #65 ... betrayal of souls:

"Therefore the treasures of the gospel are nets with which one formerly fished for men of wealth."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is again lying about indulgences.

2. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing a required act of charity ... the charity requirement is temporal punishment for sin which is already forgiven.

3. The indulgence doesn't make "the last to be first".

4. The Church is not "fishing for wealth" when freely granting indulgences ... because indulgences are not purchases of pardons (they were not "sold").

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #66 ... betrayal of souls:

"The treasures of indulgences are nets with which one now fishes for the wealth of men."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is again lying about indulgences.

2. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing a required act of charity ... the charity requirement is temporal punishment for sin which is already forgiven.

3. The indulgence doesn't make "the last to be first".

4. The Church is not "fishing for wealth" when freely granting indulgences ... because indulgences are not purchases of pardons (they were not "sold").

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #67 ... betrayal of souls:

"The indulgences which the demagogues acclaim as the greatest graces are actually understood to be such only insofar as they promote gain."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is again lying about indulgences.

2. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing a required act of charity ... the charity requirement is temporal punishment for sin which is already forgiven.

3. The indulgence doesn't make "the last to be first".

4. The Church is not "fishing for wealth" when freely granting indulgences ... because indulgences are not purchases of pardons (they were not "sold").

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #68 ... betrayal of souls:

"They are nevertheless in truth the most insignificant graces when compared with the grace of God and the piety of the cross."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther is again lying about indulgences.

2. An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing a required act of charity ... the charity requirement is temporal punishment for sin which is already forgiven.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #69 ... betrayal of souls:

"Bishops and curates are bound to admit the commissaries of papal indulgences with all reverence."

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Catholic explanation ...

1. A commissary is a deputy or delegate.

2. The Pope can grant indulgences just like any other Catholic Bishop (in times when there was a Pope and Catholic Bishops).





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #70 ... betrayal of souls:

"But they are much more bound to strain their eyes and ears lest these men preach their own dreams instead of what the pope has commissioned."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. No clue what Luther is imagining on this "thesis".

2. Commissaries for the Pope do not have personal material goals.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #71 ... betrayal of souls:

"Let him who speaks against the truth concerning papal indulgences be anathema and accursed."

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Note ...

Who knows what Luther is getting at on this "thesis".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #72 ... betrayal of souls:

"But let him who guards against the lust and license of the indulgence preachers be blessed."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Indulgences are not sold.

2. Indulgences are granted as a substitute for required acts of charity ... the charity is required because of the temporal punishment for sins ... the guilt of which has already been forgiven.

3. There is no ... "lust and license" ... regarding indulgences.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #73 ... betrayal of souls:

"Just as the pope justly thunders against those who by any means whatever contrive harm to the sale of indulgences."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Indulgences are not sold.

2. Indulgences are granted as a substitute for required acts of charity ... the charity is required because of the temporal punishment for sins ... the guilt of which has already been forgiven.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #74 ... betrayal of souls:

"Much more does he intend to thunder against those who use indulgences as a pretext to contrive harm to holy love and truth."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Indulgences are granted as a substitute for required acts of charity ... the charity is required because of the temporal punishment for sins ... the guilt of which has already been forgiven.

2. You cannot ... "contrive harm" ... by granting an indulgence as a substitute for doing an act of charity.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #75 ... betrayal of souls:

This one is so profane and satanic it should not be repeated."

~     ~     ~

Note ...

Who knows what Luther is saying with this "thesis".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #76 ... betrayal of souls:

"We say on the contrary that papal indulgences cannot remove the very least of venial sins as far as guilt is concerned."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying again.

2. The guilt of mortal and venial sins is forgiven as specified in the steps on Section 10.2 of this site. In previous times, when Sacramental confession was available, one had the guilt forgiven by the sacramental means.

3. Indulgences has nothing to do with forgiveness of sins.

4. Indulgences are granted as a substitute for required acts of charity ... the charity is required because of the temporal punishment for sins ... the guilt of which has already been forgiven.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #77 ... betrayal of souls:

"To say that even St. Peter if he were now pope, could not grant greater graces is blasphemy against St. Peter and the pope."

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Note ...

Who knows what Luther is saying with this "thesis".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #78 ... betrayal of souls:

"We say on the contrary that even the present pope, or any pope whatsoever, has greater graces at his disposal, that is, the gospel, spiritual powers, gifts of healing, etc., as it is written. (1 Co 12:28) ."

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Note ...

Who knows what Luther is saying with this "thesis".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #79 ... betrayal of souls:

"To say that the cross emblazoned with the papal coat of arms, and set up by the indulgence preachers is equal in worth to the cross of Christ is blasphemy."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying again.

2. There is no such Catholic imagery ... as the "cross emblazoned with the papal coat of arms".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #80 ... betrayal of souls:

"The bishops, curates, and theologians who permit such talk to be spread among the people will have to answer for this."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying again.

2. There is no such Catholic imagery ... as the "cross emblazoned with the papal coat of arms".

3. I'm assuming here that Luther is still talking of the lies of "thesis 79".





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #81 ... betrayal of souls:

"This unbridled preaching of indulgences makes it difficult even for learned men to rescue the reverence which is due the pope from slander or from the shrewd questions of the laity."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. This "thesis 81" by liar Luther ... implies that indulgence granting impacted the Pope in a negative way.

2. Indulgences were not "sold" ... they were simply granted as substitutes for works of charity ... required for the reparation (repair for) of sin.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #82 ... betrayal of souls:

"Such as: 'Why does not the pope empty purgatory for the sake of holy love and the dire need of the souls that are there if he redeems an infinite number
of souls for the sake of miserable money with which to build a church ?'  The former reason would be most just; the latter is most trivial."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. More lies by Luther.

2. The Pope cannot "empty Purgatory". Purgatory is to make up for charity that was not done in this world for reparation for sins committed.

3. There is no ... spiritual reality whereby the Pope trades off leaving souls in Purgatory versus "building a Church". This is just a made up fiction by Luther.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #83 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, Why are funeral and anniversary masses for the dead continued and why does he not return or permit
the withdrawal of the endowments founded for them, since it is wrong to pray for the redeemed ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Prayers for the dead ... are beneficial because those in Purgatory can do nothing for themselves ... to proceed from Purgatory to Heaven.
 
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Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of 2 Machabees 12:46 >
"It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of 2 Machabees 12:43 >
"And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection."

Council of Trent, Session 25, Decree Concerning Purgatory, 1563 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"Whereas the Catholic Church, instructed by the Holy Ghost, has, from the sacred writings and the ancient tradition of the Fathers, taught, in Sacred Councils, and very recently in this oecumenical Synod, that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls there detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #84 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, What is this new piety of God and the pope that for a consideration of money they permit a man who is impious and their enemy to buy out of purgatory
the pious soul of a friend of God and do not rather, because of the need of that pious and beloved soul, free it for pure love's sake ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. An indulgence is not ... the purchase of a pardon which secures the buyer's salvation (getting to Heaven).

2. An indulgence is not ... the releasing of another person's soul from Purgatory.

3. An indulgence is simply a substitute ... for doing an act of charity. The charity requirement being needed to repair for sin committed. This charity requirement is also called temporal punishment (when the acts of charity are being done to repair for sin).

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #85 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, Why are the penitential canons, long since abrogated and dead in actual fact and through disuse, now satisfied by the granting of indulgences as though they were still alive and in force ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. The penitential canons are not even required ... in terms of specifying the requirement to satisfy for the temporal punishment because of sin.

2. There are well over 40 scriptures that require works of charity.

3. There are Catholic Sources of Dogma on doing works of charity (which are infallible) and which are underpinned by penitential canons.
 
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Catholic writing in Acts of the Apostles 26:20 >
"And to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance, and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance."

Catholic writing of Saint James 2:20 >
"But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead ?"

Catholic writing of Romans 2:13 >
"For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."

Council of Trent, Session 6, Decree on Justification, Chapter 7, 13 January 1547 -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"For which reason it is most truly said, that Faith without works is dead and profitless."

Fourth Lateran Council, Constitutions, Confession of Faith, Paragraph 1, 1215 A.D. -- Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
"He will come at the end of time to judge the living and the dead, to render to every person according to his works."





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #86 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, Why does not the pope, whose wealth is today greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build this one basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther disgracfully lying again.

2. The Pope does not accure any material gain ... by indulgences. Not a single dime.

3. Most Catholic clerics (when there was Priests and Bishops) ... take vows of poverty.

4. Catholic churches were built to make the truth of salvation known ... that you have to believe the Catholic Faith and be validly baptized in water to get to Heaven.

5. The supreme law of the Church is the salvation of souls and drawing people into attractive churches was a way to get people moving toward the truth to save their souls.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #87 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, What does the pope remit or grant to those who by perfect contrition already have a right to full remission and blessings ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying to people again.

2. An indulgence is not ... "a full remission" of sin. It is a substitute for acts of charity that must be done to repair for sins committed.

3. An indulgence is not ... "a blessing". It is a substitute for acts of charity that must be done to repair for sins committed.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #88 ... betrayal of souls:

"Again, What greater blessing could come to the church than if the pope were to bestow these remissions and blessings on every believer a hundred times a day, as he now does but once ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying to people again.

2. An indulgence is not ... "a full remission" of sin. It is a substitute for acts of charity that must be done to repair for sins committed.

3. An indulgence is not ... "a blessing". It is a substitute for acts of charity that must be done to repair for sins committed.

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #89 ... betrayal of souls:

"Since the pope seeks the salvation of souls rather than money by his indulgences, why does he suspend the indulgences and pardons previously granted when they have equal efficacy ?"

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther lying again. 2. An indulgence cannot be ... "suspended". An indulgence is simply a substitute for doing an act of charity. Once the indulgence is granted the spiritual operation has ended, it doesn't get "suspended". Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #90 ... betrayal of souls:

"To repress these very sharp arguments of the laity by force alone, and not to resolve them by giving reasons, is to expose the church and the pope to the ridicule of their enemies and to make Christians unhappy."

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Catholic explanation ...

These "sharp arguments" ?  Like the preposterous nonsense of these "95 thesis" ?





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #91 ... betrayal of souls:

"If, therefore, indulgences were preached according to the spirit and intention of the pope, all these doubts would be readily resolved. Indeed, they would not exist."

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Catholic explanation ...

Please see the Catholic definition of what indulgences are ... in the Introduction part of this section.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #92 ... betrayal of souls:

"Away, then, with all those prophets who say to the people of Christ, 'Peace, peace, and there is no peace!' "

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

It is the heretics ... "lutherans", "presbyterians", "methodists", "evangelicals" who work against the peace of Christ by starting and maintaining their heresies.
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Paul in Titus 3:10 >
"A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Knowing that he ... is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment."

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:1 >
"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction."

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:10 >
"And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #93 ... betrayal of souls:

"Blessed be all those prophets who say to the people of Christ, 'Cross, cross, and there is no cross!'"

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Catholic explanation ...

Anyone's guess here.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #94 ... betrayal of souls:

"Christians should be exhorted to be diligent in following Christ, their Head, through penalties, death and hell."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

Liar Luther is the one not following Christ ... starting a damnation society called the "lutherans".
 
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Catholic writing of Saint Paul in Titus 3:10 >
"A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Knowing that he ... is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment."

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:1 >
"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction."

Catholic writing of 2 Peter 2:10 >
"And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming."

Note: Luther proven wrong.





Anti-Christ (against Christ) ... Luther in his ...

Thesis #95 ... betrayal of souls:

"And thus be confident of entering into heaven through many tribulations rather than through the false security of peace (Acts 14:22)."

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Catholic corrections ... to the above anti-Christ "thesis" ...

1. Luther has no clue ... what gets people to Heaven.

2. One gets to Heaven by three operations together ... Faith, Grace, and Works.

3. Luther had no faith since he left the Catholic Church of the Catholic God (which has no buildings in these times, see Section 13.6.
 
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Catholic writing of Ephesians 4:5 >
"One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism."

Catholic writing of 1 Corinthians 1:10 >
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that you be perfect in the same mind."

Catholic writing of 1 Timothy 6:5 >
"Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth."

Catholic writing of Saint John 3:36 >
"He that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

Note: Luther proven wrong.

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Ezechiel 44:2 > "This gate shall be shut … no man shall pass through it … the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it." Proverbs 8:35 > "He that shall find me (the Blessed Virgin), shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord."
St. Bonaventure, died 1274 > "No one ever finds Christ but with and through Maria. Whoever seeks Christ apart from Maria seeks Him in vain." Genesis 3:15 > "I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."
Ecclesiasticus 24:25 > "In me is all grace of the way and the truth, in me is all hope of life and virtue." St. Antoninus, died 1459 > "All graces that have ever been bestowed on men, all of them came through Maria."
St. John Damascene, died 749 > "Pure and Immaculate Virgin, save me and deliver me from eternal damnation." Wisdom 7:26 > "For she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty."
Ecclesiasticus 24:24 > "I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope." St. Agnes, died 304 > "There is no one in the world who, if he asks for it, does not partake of the Divine mercy through the tenderness of Maria."  (Truth and mercy cannot be separated)
Proverbs 30:11-12 > "There is a generation that ... doth not bless their mother. A generation pure in their own eyes and yet not washed from their filthiness." Blessed John Eudes, died 1680 > "Every grace and blessing possessed by the Church, all the treasures of light, holiness, and glory ... are due to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Maria."
St. Athanasius, died 373 > "Thou, O Lady, were filled with grace, so that thou might be the way of our salvation and the means of ascent into the heavenly kingdom." Psalm 131:8 > "Arise, O Lord, into Thy resting place: Thou and the ark, which Thou hast sanctified."  (The Blessed Virgin bodily in Heaven)
Star of the Sea
and Portal of the Sky

Truth of the super-natural order:
All grace starts with God, goes to the hands of the Blessed Virgin, and then into the world. God (Grace Himself) came into the world
by the Blessed Virgin, God never changes, all grace follows the same path to this day and until the end of the world.

 
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Ignorance of God's Catholic Dogma ... which is being aggressively hidden with malice ... is not a "loophole" into Heaven.
Mountains of proof in Sources of Dogma and Scripture ... links  >  Section 5.1  and  Section 5.1.1