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Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the castle Church door in Wittenberg Germany.

Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the castle Church door in Wittenberg Germany.  | HAVING POPE PROBLEMS? I FEEL BAD FOR YA SON I'VE GOT 95 THESES, BUT TRANSUBSTANTIATION AIN'T ONE | image tagged in religious,funny memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Happy Reformation Day, if that's something you celebrate. :)
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For the sake of historical accuracy, Luther's 95 theses were not about transubstantiation. They were mainly about the abuse of the practice of selling "indulgences" (certificates that offered people or their dead relatives a reduced time in purgatory in exchange for money). But I'm pretty sure you knew that. :)
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Sure I know that, but isn't that what the meme says. " I've got 95 theses ( Theories, concepts, or ideas) about the Catholic Church, but transubstantiation isn't one?

Luther's main beef, as you so eloquently pointed out, was about the selling of indulgences, because this is the most important part of Christianity. As Luther stated in Theses 32, " Those who believe that they can be certain of their salvation because they have indulgence letters will be eternally damned, together with their teachers "

He focused on indulgences because that was the most serious issue regarding the Catholic Church, not the only one.

As I'm sure you probably know, Luther was a prolific writer. These 95 theses were but a fraction of his writings.These theses didn't encompass the whole of Luther's theological views or critiques of the Catholic Church, just the most historically monumental, sparking the bloody revolution Luther never intended.

After he nailed his writings to the Castle Church door, he had been critiquing the Pope for years on various theological issues, and giving clear indication, (at least in my opinion) of his belief in Sola Scriptura.

After the Pope excommunicated Luther in response to his Theses, Luther became convinced the pope was evil, ( Anti-Christ) and that the Catholic Church could not be reformed, and that it would be best for Christians to simply break away. At least that's how I interpret it.

I guess all that is neither here nor there in regards to whether Luther supported transubstantiation or not, but I think it does testify to his support of Sola scrptura, which in a few places indicates that Christ died once for all men, not that he's sacrificed on the alter in Catholic Churches across this globe every Sunday. 1 Peter 3:18, Romans 6:10, Hebrews 9:28

Hey, by the way. You seem like a smart guy and a good guy, and I enjoy these exchanges. I apologize if I come off like a jerk sometimes and a know it all. The bible says " if a man thinks he knows something, he knows nothing " . 1 Corinthians 8:2

That was a little longer than I intended. Thanks if you read it all

Oh, one more think.. lol. Here is a PBS documentary I watched one time that I thought was pretty decent if you're interested.

Martin Luther - PBS Documentary - Part 1 of 2

Martin Luther - PBS Documentary - Part 2 of 2
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Oh, I see now. I misunderstood the part that "transubstantiation" was playing in the meme. Thanks for your reply.
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Amen! All Christians are loved by God. Thanks be to God! Catholic and Protestant alike.
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There have been some good memes today. Another front page worthy one here.
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hehe great
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Was this a requirement for completing his Masters degree ?
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