Some things come to you as blessings,
others come to teach you lessons.
Will you learn or turn away,
from what has come to you today?
Everyone must make a choice
that is why I’ve raised my voice.
To some things you’ll not agree,
all I ask is, “Simply read”.
Monday, January 8, 2018
The Two Martins (Part I)
October 31, 1517, the first Martin, a Monk and a professor of moral theology,
made worldwide history. He came to reject
several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly
disputed the Catholic view on indulgences that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money.
Therefore, he proposed an academic discussion of the practice and the value of
indulgences, in his Ninety-five Theses, which he nailed to the door at
the University of Wittenberg, Germany.
Luther sent the Theses, along with a letter to Albert of Brandenburg,
the Archbishop of Mainz, on October 31, 1517, a date now considered the start
of the Protestant Reformation and commemorated annually as Reformation Day. He was later excommunicated (banished) from
the Catholic Church.
1999, the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church signed an agreement, whereby
the Lutheran Church rescinded Martin Luther’s position on Salvation through
grace alone and apologized to the Catholic Church for “rebelling” against her
dogmas. They failed miserably in taking into account all of the other
disagreements Martin Luther raised regarding the Church: some of which opposed
the idea that the Pope was infallible;
that the Pope was the “beast” of Revelation
13:2 and was the Anti-Christ “beast”
spoken of in Revelation
October 31, 2017, the Evangelical Church and several other Protestant
denominations signed a similar agreement with the Catholic Church, in Rome, as
did the Lutherans; thus fulfilling Revelation
have learned over the years that the one thing a person should always do,
before signing a document is to read it in its totality. Unfortunately, my
Protestant brothers and sisters failed to read in its totality, the agreement
formulated by Rome. Click the link below, if you would care to read it. It is
long, but you can download a PDF of it, or read it online; it shows that the
Catholic Church has not changed any of her teachings, but the Protestant Church