Sunday, July 10, 2005
Martin Luther Had a Devotion to Mary

Although I disagree firmly with many things that Martin Luther as a heretic did, I think that many Protestants don't even know how much he still held a strong devotion to Mother Mary. Martin Luther did many bad things for Christ by altering many of the Church's teachings.
"Luther denied tradition; the divine authority of the Papacy; that councils were infallible; that original justice was a supernatural gift; that human nature remained essentially the same in its powers after the fall of Adam; that man, after the fall, can produce any good works; held that man sins in whatever he does; that the sins of the just are covered by faith and not done away with; maintained that all works of sinners are sins; denied free-will; all the Sacraments except Baptism and the Eucharist; transubstantiation; the Sacrifice of the Mass; purgatory and the utility of praying to the Saints; he maintained that vows are made to the devil; that concupiscence is invincible; that the sensual instincts are irrepressible, and held that the gratification of sexual propensities is as natural and inexorable as the performance of any of the physiological necessities of our being.

Lutheranism in general and all the Protestant sects that developed from it were condemned by the Council of Trent (1545-1563). "

(Source: Catholic Truth Publications)
But Martin Luther, surprisingly still was very devoted to the rosary and Mother Mary.

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13 comment(s):

del_button July 11, 2005 at 12:31 PM
Anonymous said...

Wow, Mr. Luther did such terrible things. But once again, WHY did he do it? He felt he had to; he felt the church was getting too far off track. Maybe if the church hadn't been so concerned with insiting they were correct, there wouldn't have been so much...carnage, for lack of a better word.

And whether he did all what you said or not (some i don't even understand; wtf is concupiscence) I believe in God. I have faith that he will save me, he will forgive my sins, and he loves me. And I am not a bad person, as far as I know. So there. *sticks out tongue*

del_button July 11, 2005 at 12:37 PM
Matthew said...


I'm right about Martin Luther's devotion to Mary. I've read it here and talked with my priests before.

del_button July 11, 2005 at 12:38 PM
Matthew said...


I do believe you are a good person that tries to live a good life. I'm sure God loves you for it.

I want to make it clear I believe people of other faiths such as Protestants, Muslims, Jews, etc can make it to Heaven, but I believe it is much harder for them without the sacraments and the Church. Much harder.

del_button July 11, 2005 at 4:17 PM
Anonymous said...

I don't. He loves me just as much as he loves you.

del_button July 11, 2005 at 5:11 PM
Matthew said...

And I hope He does, but I wouldn't know. This quotation just came to mind today, and I wanted to share it:

"It is not necessary to understand God's purpose just follow His will."

del_button July 11, 2005 at 7:15 PM
Matthew said...

But Catholicism isn't a cult; it was the original Christian Church that Christ started in Matthew 16:18. Christ started the Church.

del_button September 8, 2006 at 2:06 PM
Anonymous said...

- hi i think martin luther did the right thing cause practicly no 1 new what the bible ment :)

ps im athiest

del_button September 8, 2006 at 4:16 PM
Matthew said...

Martin Luther broke with the Catholic Church - he is a heretic.

Unless you have Jesus Christ and the Church, you have nothing and shall not have eternal life.

del_button September 17, 2007 at 10:52 PM
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del_button September 18, 2007 at 7:11 AM
Matthew said...

Since Martin Luther was condemned as a heretic, it is against policy to call himself anything except a heretic. All statements supporting Martin Luther will be deleted.

Note: Luther corrupted Catholic teachings and taught various errors. Not all of his 95 Theses were condemned, but some of them were heretical statements.

del_button April 25, 2008 at 8:29 AM
Anonymous said...

Remember that Luther was an ordained priest, monk, and offically recognized Doctor of the church -- before the Reformation.

Luther preached faith in Jesus Christ alone, that faith in an institution was idolatry.

Most of this blog post is simply untrue, the rest defends heresies aprt from the historic faith as found in holy scripture and ancient councils.

The Augsburg Confession upholds authentic tradition. Luther did deny the divine authority of the papacy, since there is but one Head of the church, and that is Christ. For a mortal man to claim such headship is well, that b- word.

Further, Luther explained thoroughly that the dicese of Rome had departed from the Councils recognized by the whole church and thus had, like every other paqtriarchate but Constantinople become a sect. Even so, councils of men can make mistakes because men, not being God, make mistakes.

Further holy scripture teaches that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," and more importantly, none of our acts, however good they seem to be to us, if they are apart from God's will, they are sin. This is obvious.

Luther never denied free-will, but preached and wrote extensively that man's will is corrupt and so men will always drift from God -- by their own free will. To say otherwise is to utter transparent falsehood.

Luther did not deny any of the other holy things commonly called sacraments, but defined the word as the church has always done: a sacrament is a sacred sign of salvation, and the other holy things, such as marriage and extreme unction, have nothing whatsoever to do with acquiring salvation, or celibate priests would be in trouble.

Luther preached against the doctrinal novelty of transubstantion for the simple and obvious fact that the infinite God cannot fill or be contained in finite objects -- where would He fit?

And salvation is by faith in Christ's complete sacrifice, not by the sacrifices of mortal men which can adde nothing to Christ's work on the Cross which was eternally efficacious.

And on the last series of assertions, Luther never said anything of the kind that gratification of concupiscence is a good thing.

The main problem that Luther addressed was that saving faith is in Jesus Christ alone. Whereas faith in Rome, that is, faith in an institution, is idolatry.

del_button April 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM
Volpius Leonius said...

"Remember that Luther was an ordained priest, monk, and offically recognized Doctor of the church -- before the Reformation."

He was also excommunicated and officially declared a heretic for teaching error.

In doing this Luther aimed to replace the Divine Faith with mere human faith of his own making.

Luther believed only in a kind of Christ which he could make a liar with impunity, it is as St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist, wrote "He that believeth not the Son(Jesus Christ), maketh Him a liar" (I. John, v. 10)

"Not to believe all that Christ has said," says Cornelius a Lapide, "is as much as to say that Christ is a liar, and this is an awful blasphemy."

Jesus Christ says "Hear the Church." "No;" say Luther and all Protestants, "do not hear the Church, protest against her with all your might!"

Jesus Christ says "If any one will not hear the Church, look upon him as a heathen and a publican." "No," says Protestantism, "if anyone does not hear the Church
, look upon him as an apostle, as an ambassador of God."

Jesus Christ says: "The gates of hell shall not prevail against my Chruch." "No", says Protestantism, "Tis false; the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church for a thousand years or more."

Jesus Christ has declared St. Peter , and every successor to St. Peter - the Pope - to be his Vicar on earth. "No" says Protestantism, " the Pope is Anti-Christ."

Jesus Christ says: "My yoke is sweet, and my burden light." (Matt. xi. 30) "No," said Luther "it is impossible to keep the commandments."

Jesus Christ says: "IF thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." (Matt. xix. 17.) "No," said Luther "faith alone, without good works, is sufficient to enter into life everlasting."

Jesus Christ says: "Unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish." (Luke, iii. 3.) "No," said Luther "fasting and other works of penance are not necesary in satisfaction for sin."

Jesus Christ says: "I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and he that shall marry her that is put away commiteth adultery." (Matt. xix. 9) "No," say Luther and all Protestants, to a married man, "you may put away your wife, get a divorce, and marry another."

Jesus Christ says to every man: "Thou shalt not steal." "No," said Luther to secular princes, "I give you the right to appropriate to yourselves the property of the Roman Catholic Church."

There are about 1 billion Catholics living at present in the world. Ah! how they feel shocked at these insults which Protestants offer to Jesus Christ. Even little children are shocked by them.

del_button September 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM
Anonymous said...

Volpius Leonius you are refuted by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and more importantly the Bible. The CCC teaches that Protestants are separated brethren. The Bible asks you "to love your neighbor as yourself" and as your Protestant neighbor I do not feel your love. Jesus was asked who is your neighbor and after telling the Parable of the Good Samaritan the answer was given: the one who showed mercy! How merciful are you being? I forgive you for insulting my faith and I pray that you will follow you Catholic faith through in a faithful manner.

May God Bless you and keep you may His face shine on you with favor and give you peace.

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