11285Re: Of the Papacy and their merry men
- Oct 1, 2004--- In email@example.com, "Braniac"
> On account of this judgment fear and trembling might well seizeour great Spiritual prelates, as they call themselves, the popes,
cardinals, bishops, canons, priests and the hole diabolical rabble
of the anti-Christian crowd at Rome, and everywhere, in their
monasteries and brothels, if they were not altogether hardened and
deliberately given to Satan body and soul. They think and act as
though they were especially appointed to snatch to themselves
everything that belongs to the poor church, and in their own
wantonness to consume, spend, waste, squander, in dissipation,
gambling and debauchery, in the most shameful and scandalous manner,
whatever has been given for the maintenance of students, schools and
the poor people. They mock God and man, 2 Pet. 2, 13; yeah, they
publicly murder innocent, pious people.
>them. For it had been better for them, had they never been born,
> Yea, woe another and eternal woe, to them and to all who side with
as Christ says of Judas. Therefore they ought rather to wish that
their mother had drowned them in their first bath, nor that they had
never come forth from the womb, than that one of them should have
become pope or cardinal or a popish priest. For they are nothing
else than merely desperate and select ones, not highway robbers, but
public country thieves, who take, not the goods of the mighty and the
powerful that really have something, but of the poor and wretched, of
the parish churches, schools and hospitals, whose morsels are
snatched from their teeth, and whose drink is torn from their mouths,
so that they are unable to maintain life.
>priesthood, as he would beware of those have already been condemned
> Therefore, let every man beware of the Pope, the bishops, and the
alive to the abyss of perdition. Truly Paul did not prophesy in
vain, 2 Tim 3, 1 that in the last days perilous times shall come.
>Now we'er talking, boys and girls...:-).
> From a sermon by Martin Luther from his third Postil. Pages 387-389
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