11304[Covenanted Reformation] Re: Of the Papacy and their merry men (Barry)
- Oct 2, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Barry Ferguson
> When I used to believe that every word proceeded from Luther'sWow. Are you being hyperbolic, or did you actually believe he was
> mouth was inspired by the Holy Ghost,
inspired? As much as I love Luther, I would never ever hold him to
have been inspired in this way.
> If you want my opinion on what Luther was right about, I'llAre you saying that you part with Rome on the issue of Justification,
> say he was right about the fact that God embraces sinners wholly in
> Christ crucified apart from works of righteousness which we have
and side with Luther instead? Interesting. What I was intending,
though, was the more immediate context -- Luther's assertion that the
Papacy is Antichrist, and the other things mentioned in the post
Deejay graciously provided for us here. I would like to see less
complaining about his harsh language, and more dealing with his
position on Antichrist -- was he right or wrong, and why.
> He thundered and that is probably what was required to shake theEspecially the guy sitting on a throne pretending to be the head of
> complacency of the crap he saw in Rome when he visited.
the Church, the vicar of Christ, the one who "excommunicated" Luther
for his "heretical" teachings.
> Did he know the motives of everyone who opposed him?Are you equating these two things? Can one not discern motive by the
> Could he read into human hearts with omniscient clarity?
actions or words and circumstances themselves? If a man breaks into
my home at night with a weapon in my hand, must I refrain from self
defense because I am not omniscient and cannot possibly know his real
secret inner motives?
> He was simply wrong, wong, wrong, on several personal fronts.His dispute with Rome was essentially doctrinal and not personal.
> He was only a man, etc. etc.Yawn. Same old tired mis-applied mantra. Look, no one is saying that
anyone but God is infallible. No true Protestant is saying this
anyway. You can turn those accusations on the man of sin you are
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>