There is no discussion of justification by faith through grace.
C N Trueman "The 95 Theses — a modern translation" historylearningsite. The History Learning Site, 17 Mar Only God can give salvation — not a priest. Inwards penitence must be accompanied with a suitable change in lifestyle. Sin will 95 theses summary short remain until we enter Heaven. The pope must act according to canon law.
Only God can forgive -the pope can only reassure people that God will do this. A sinner must be humbled in front of his priest before God can forgive him.
Canon law applies only to the living not to the dead. However, the Holy Spirit will make exceptions to this when required to do so.
The priest must not threaten those dying with the penalty of purgatory. In days gone by, church penalties were imposed before release from guilt to show true repentance. When you die all your debts to the church are wiped out and those debts are free from being judged. This fear is enough penalty.
This fear is so bad that it is enough to cleanse the soul. Souls in Purgatory need to find love — the more love the less their sin.
A sinful soul does not have to be always sinful.
It can be cleansed. There is no proof that a person is free from sin. Even the pope — who can offer forgiveness — cannot totally forgive sins held within.
An indulgence will not save a man. A dead soul cannot be saved by an indulgence. Only a very few sinners can be pardoned. These people would have to be perfect.
Therefore most people are being deceived by indulgences. When the pope intervenes to save an individual, he does so by the will of God. It is nonsense to teach that a dead soul in Purgatory can be saved by money.
Money causes greed — only God can save souls. Do we know if the souls in Purgatory want to be saved? No-one is sure of the reality of his own penitence — no-one can be sure of receiving complete forgiveness.
A man who truly buys an indulgence ie believes it is to be what it is is as rare as someone who truly repents all sin ie very rare. People who believe that indulgences will let them live in salvation will always be damned — along with those who teach it.
Do not believe those who say that a papal indulgence is a wonderful gift which allows salvation. Indulgences only offer Man something which has been agreed to by Man. We should not teach that those who aim to buy salvation do not need to be contrite. A man can be free of sin if he sincerely repents — an indulgence is not needed.Analysis Of Martin Luther 95 Thesis History records Martin Luther as a savior of Christianity.
He was concerned with the well-being of the Catholic Church and its policy of granting forgiveness through indulgence rather than penance. The 95 Theses Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place.
Martin Luther Biography. Martin Luther (November 10, – February 18, ) was a German monk who became the father of the Protestant Reformation. 95 Theses. On 31 October , Luther posted ninety-five theses, criticising practices of the church on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. A Short Biography.
Martin Luther. Short Biography of Martin Luther. Martin Luther was born 10 November , in Eisleben, Saxony (modern day Germany). His father was relatively wealthy and paid for his son to gain an education in Magdeburg and Eisenach.
In , Martin Luther became a student at the University of Erfurt. A Summary of the 95 Theses Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses in as a protest against the selling of indulgences.
After he sent a copy of the theses to Albert of Mainz (who sent a copy to Pope Leo), Luther continued to write, elaborating on the issues raised. Luther’s “95 Theses” became highly sought after by the populace and were soon translated into German for the common people to read.
The printing press then enabled the wide distribution of the Theses, provoking in the people more disenchantment with the ways of the Catholic Church.