Paul's Passing Thoughts

A Reformation Day Poster

Posted in Uncategorized by pptmoderator on October 31, 2015

Originally posted October 31, 2014

Reformation Day Card

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  1. johnimmel said, on October 31, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    You are so dang good at this!

    Only Protestants are Blind enough to celebrate what they supposedly DON’T believe.



  2. lydia00 said, on November 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Yeah…..but still they are selling indulgences. Just in another form. :o)


  3. Jakob Hiebert said, on October 25, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Inaccurate, I hope you don’t read the Bible like you read these theses; OUT OF CONTEXT.

    Theses 1: The christian must repent until death it does not mean that they can lose or re-gain their salvation but a true, born-again by the grace of God Christian, will hate sin so much that he WILL repent when he commits a sin.

    Theses 7: The priest he is referring to is the High Priest, Jesus Christ.

    Theses 15: I honestly don’t know where you got that out of this thesis. This is the original text (in English): “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.”

    Theses 17: First of all by this thesis alone we can’t determine whether or not Luther was validating purgatory or talking about purgatory regarding the Roman Catholic Church.

    Theses 25: Again, Luther is clearly using this as a metaphor to demean the pope’s position.

    Theses 39: There is no way from that thesis alone that it can be concluded that “no one knows that they are saved.”

    Ultimately, we don’t celebrate Reformation Day because of Martin Luther or his theses because we in the Reformed faith don’t even agree with half of the stuff that Martin taught, however, we celebrate Reformation Day because it carved the way to sound doctrine and finally that the pope was finally being opposed on a wider scale. But seriously, do your research and read things in their context.


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on October 30, 2019 at 9:36 AM

      You are a mindless shill and I would answer your anemic reply this way:

      “. . . forgiveness of sins is not a matter of a passing work or action, but comes from baptism which is of perpetual duration, until we arise from the dead” (Luther’s Works: American ed.; Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press; St. Louis: Concordia, 1955, vol. 34, p. 163).

      “. . . Forgiveness of sins is not a matter of a passing work or action, but of perpetual duration. For the forgiveness of sins begins in baptism and remains with us all the way to death, until we arise from the dead, and leads us into life eternal. So we live continually under the remission of sins. Christ. is truly and constantly the liberator from our sins, is called our Savior, and saves us by taking away our sins. If, however, he saves us always and continually, then we are constantly sinners” (Ibid, p.164).

      “On no condition is sin a passing phase, but we are justified daily by the unmerited forgiveness of sins and by the justification of God’s mercy. Sin remains, then, perpetually in this life, until the hour of the last judgment comes and then at last we shall be made perfectly righteous” (Ibid, p.167).

      “For the forgiveness of sins is a continuing divine work, until we die. Sin does not cease. Accordingly, Christ saves us perpetually” (Ibid., p.190).

      “Daily we sin, daily we are continually justified, just as a doctor is forced to heal sickness day by day until it is cured” (Ibid., p.191).


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