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Remaining Theses from Luther’s 95

 

RAN OUTOF TIME TO FINISH TWEETING EACH OF THESE. THE SIZE SPEAKS TO THE AMOUNT OF THOUGHT PUT IN THEM!

37. Every true Christian, whether living or dead, has part in all the blessings of Christ and the Church; and this is granted him by God, even without letters of pardon.

38. Nevertheless, the remission and participation [in the blessings of the Church] which are granted by the pope are in no way to be despised, for they are, as I have said, the declaration of divine remission.

39. It is most difficult, even for the very keenest theologians, at one and the same time to commend to the people the abundance of pardons and [the need of] true contrition.

40. True contrition seeks and loves penalties, but liberal pardons only relax penalties and cause them to be hated, or at least, furnish an occasion [for hating them].

41. Apostolic pardons are to be preached with caution, lest the people may falsely think them preferable to other good works of love.

42. Christians are to be taught that the pope does not intend the buying of pardons to be compared in any way to works of mercy.

43. Christians are to be taught that he who gives to the poor or lends to the needy does a better work than buying pardons;

44. Because love grows by works of love, and man becomes better; but by pardons man does not grow better, only more free from penalty.

45. Christians are to be taught that he who sees a man in need, and passes him by, and gives [his money] for pardons, purchases not the indulgences of the pope, but the indignation of God.

46. Christians are to be taught that unless they have more than they need, they are bound to keep back what is necessary for their own families, and by no means to squander it on pardons.

47. Christians are to be taught that the buying of pardons is a matter of free will, and not of commandment.

48. Christians are to be taught that the pope, in granting pardons, needs, and therefore desires, their devout prayer for him more than the money they bring.

49. Christians are to be taught that the pope’s pardons are useful, if they do not put their trust in them; but altogether harmful, if through them they lose their fear of God.

50. Christians are to be taught that if the pope knew the exactions of the pardon-preachers, he would rather that St. Peter’s church should go to ashes, than that it should be built up with the skin, flesh and bones of his sheep.

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Did Jesus Empty Himself of (the use) of His Attributes during the Incarnation?

See here for the slidepack of what Kenow means in

kenow

Also, you can read this paper on

Systheo_Term_Paper on Luke 2.52

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but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (ESV)

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. (ESV)

Find out Friday #5-8

Realized that I never posted these. Slidepack attached and contains some easy ones . . . does mankind have freewill, what about (pedo & credo) baptism, could Christ have sinned (peccability) and how can you know God’s will for your life . . . you know . . . the easy stuff . . .

FF#5-8

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Find Out Friday at CCS – Questions 9-10

Here is the slidepack for:

9. Does God doubly elect?

10. Is there such a thing as a carnal Christian?

Enjoy!

FF#9-10

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Apologetics Class on If you can lose your salvation

Attached is the Slidepack for the “Freely Choose/Freely Lose” side of the debate.

Assurance2

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