In Article 10, it states, “No one shall be disquieted on account of his opinions, including his religious views, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law.” However, Martin Luther and John Wycliffe were excommunicated for their religious views. Martin Luther and John Wycliffe questioned the Catholic churches beliefs such as people paying for their pentanence and whether people must communicate with God through priest. Martin Luther raised a question that why the church services was written in Latin only. Latin was a language studied by the upper class only and lower class people did not understand Latin that forced them to listen to the pope. Martin Luther in On Christian Freedom wrote, “For Holy Scripture makes no distinction between them, except that those who are now boastfully called popes, bishops, and lords….” He said that Pope or bishop are no different than other people.
(1) Martin Luther, 95 Theses - How does Luther portray the role of the Pope in is 95 theses? Luther portrays the idea that the Pope is incapable of forgiving sins held within people. He states that the pope’s forgiveness should “by no means be disregarded” but his forgiveness is not the most important idea. As Christians should be taught not to rely on indulgence, Luther highlights that the pope should not forgive to those who are against him. This is reinforced by the idea that there is no “great blessing” that can be done if the pope continued to forgive “every believer a hundred times a day”.
According to Luther, a strong faith is the foundation and necessity for a good Christian life. Luther defines a true Christian as “a spiritual, new, and inward man.” Luther makes it clear that no outward or bodily actions are connected with the “liberty or the slavery of the soul.” No evil bodily or external works will injure the soul. Nor will any pure external actions or works save the soul. The most important thing for Christian salvation is the Bible, or as Luther refers to it, “the most holy word of God, the Gospel of Christ.” In order for the soul to be saved, we need the word of God, nothing more. In order to receive salvation, one must have faith in the word of God and “preach Christ”.
One can never be free from sin. The only thing God request from his believers is “Faith” because we have fallen short of his glory. How is one transformed in Christianity? Transformation in Christianity begins through accepting Christ as your savior. Then be baptized.
The uniformity and rigid adherence to the Catholic Church, and its various forms of debauchery in the 16th century, spawned the idea that such an entity was not truly needed. To that extent, the author proves that the individualistic component of Protestantism is the commonality between its many scions, as in this religion “the individual’s relationship with God is direct” (McGrath, p. 44). And although the author spends a substantial amount of time chronicling several different varieties of Protestantism and some of the more notable and lesser known figures who have helped to extend its principles in defense of this central premise (such as Martin Bucer and John Calvin), the very nature of this historical accounting does not allow him to do so with a depth of analysis that would truly benefit his thesis. Unfortunately, Christianity’s Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Twenty-First Century to the Sixteenth “often sacrifices depth and focus for breadth and span”
The Indians values clearly do not align with the morals and sets of values of Christianity. After the previous missionary finally dies, the Huron ask LaForgue how long he will stay. LaForgue says he will stay for the rest of his life and that he loves them. The Huron then ask to be baptized in hopes that it will cure them from the sickness. Father LaForgue, unlike the previous missionaries, does not lie to the Huron, and explains to them that being baptized will not cure the Huron of their sickness, but their prayers may be heard by his lord and savior Jesus Christ.
He could legally have a “Christian only” hiring policy as long as he is outside of the criteria of a covered employer. Reviewing Matthew’s hiring policy from the bibles Great Commission perspective, leads me to decision that it is not advisable. Jesus instructs us to: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, New International Version). To restrict the
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In the first chapter William uses Augustine to argue that there is no point in being either for, or against the free market. Regardless of whether the market is free or not, we as Christians do not change the current circumstances. In chapter two he discusses how in the Eucharist God has created us to consume in the correct way. Chapter three he argues that rather than be for or against globalization, the church should focus on knowing how to become global and knowing how to become local. Finally in the fourth chapter of being consumed he shows that life in Christ refuses to accept scarcity at all.
Catholics believe that life is the most basic gift God has given to us and in return we are to take care of our own health; but in our lives, “we are not morally obligated to use all available medical procedures in every set of circumstances.” (ProCon.org). The Sixth Commandment in the Bible states, “Thou shalt not kill.” Religious believers argue that P.A.S. is in clear defiance of the commandment. Opponents of Physician Assisted Suicide consider the act to be a mortal sin. Devout Catholics and Christians claim that if a person is to take his or her own life, they will suffer eternal damnation.