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Lutheran Church

Martin Luther (Ex-monk/Catholic) disgusted by the corruption, inventions and contortions of the Roman church, such as the priesthood of men, initiated the Protestant revolution in 1520.

Lutherans believe that the Bible, as a divinely inspired book, is the source of all revealed divine knowledge. Scripture alone (Sola scriptura) is the formal principle of the faith, the final authority for all matters of faith and doctrine.  And this is very true.

They Accept The Universal Priesthood as Per Scriptures (i.e. that all Christians are equal, as taught by Christ)

The universal priesthood or ‘the priesthood of all believers’, as it is known today, is confirmed in the New Testament. It is biblical, and thus a foundational concept of Protestantism.   It is this doctrine that Martin Luther adduces in his 1520 To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation in order to dismiss the medieval Christian belief that Christians were to be divided into two classes: “spiritual” and “temporal” or non-spiritual (whilst the Gospel tells us clearly what a Christian is: one repented and baptised!

Thus clarifying that there are three types of believers: 
1. not-repented = ‘believer’.
2. ‘repented but not baptised’ = ‘believer’.
3. repented and ‘successfully’ baptised = ‘Christian’.   

He proclaimed the Christian doctrine (from the mouth of Jesus Christ) that all ‘Christians’ are “priests” and “spiritual” in the sight of God: for these are ‘holy’; and that all believers are ‘Temporal’; for these shall not resurrect to eternal life, safe they successfully baptise in the name of Jesus Christ.

Luther Stated

That the pope or bishop anoints, makes tonsures, ordains, consecrates, or dresses differently from the laity, may make a hypocrite or an idolatrous oil-painted icon, but it in no way makes a Christian or spiritual human being. In fact, we are all consecrated priests through Baptism, as St. Peter in 1 Peter 2:9 says, “You are a royal priesthood and a priestly kingdom,” and Revelation 5:10, “Through your blood you have made us into priests and kings.”

How then if they are forced to admit that we are all equally priests, as many of us as are baptized, and by this way we truly are; while to them is committed only the Ministry (ministerium Predigtamt) and consented to by us (nostro consensu)? If they recognize this they would know that they have no right to exercise power over us (ius imperii, in what has not been committed to them) except insofar as we may have granted it to them, for thus it says in 1 Peter 2, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a priestly kingdom.” In this way, we are all priests: as many of us as are Christians. There indeed are ministers whom we call Priest. They are chosen by the churches, and they do everything in name of the churches. This is a priesthood which is nothing more than the Ministry of men. Thus 1 Corinthians 4:1: “No one should regard us as anything else than ministers of Christ and dispensers of the mysteries of God.”

Cliff: Repentance, as we observe from the Gospel, is to be understood as divided into two parts and two types:

Part 1 Repentance: regrets for sins committed and the urge to never sin again.
Part 2 Faith: in the doctrine of Jesus Christ, as written in the Gospel, born from God.

Type 1 Repentance: Repentance for sins committed: prior to baptism, or for sins committed after baptism, fo those who deem this possible (were this possible, unforgivable) but, according to the Gospel, this surely is ‘not possible’.
Type 2 Repentance: Repentance for transgressions (in the sense of forgivable mistakes, not ‘sins’) committed before, or after baptism.

Like their Infant Baptism, this section of The Augsburg Confession (Lutheran Church)  is porous!   People could interpret this like:  I can sin after my baptism, but as long as I regret it, my sins shall be forgiven: through faith in Christ.  This would be a major error and therefore I must correct this. According to the Gospel, sins after baptism shall not be forgiven, (were this possible) only transgressions!  For else, what would be the purpose of baptism?  If baptism has to be received for the remission of sin?  Is it to be re-received repeatedly, every time we sin? No!

But know you that: after a successful baptism, one is holy and incapable of sin. 

JO1 3: 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Know that, would you sin after you have completed the baptism ritual, you were NOT baptised:

for it is impossible for one reborn of incorruptible seed to be corrupted.  And now see, the man you like the least in this big world, the man Cliff, at The Holy Christian Church .ORG, now paves your way to heaven: for he reveals to you that it is possible for you to go through the baptism ritual again, for your previous attempt has not been accepted by God, for your faith, your repentance, or both were not sound in his sight.  Therefore, question your self, prepare for your next attempt, considering the soundness of your repentance and the strength of your faith.

Original text:
The Augsburg Confession divides repentance into two parts: “One is contrition, that is, terrors smiting the conscience through the knowledge of sin; the other is faith, which is born of the Gospel, or of absolution, and believes that for Christ’s sake, sins are forgiven, comforts the conscience, and delivers it from terrors.   Cliff: note that sins are forgiven through baptism alone: no other way.

What it should read, according to Jesus:

The Augsburg Confession divides repentance into two parts: “One is contrition, that is, terrors smiting the conscience through the knowledge of sin; the other is faith, which is born of the Gospel: namely, awareness of the promise of divine absolution of pre-baptismal sins, after the baptism ritual has been completed successfully: this comforts the conscience, and delivers it from terrors.

The Lutheran church, like the Church of England, held on to much of the Catholic violations, such as confessions to priests and infant baptism.  Jesus did not command any of this!  There is one mediator between God and men: Jesus Christ.

 

And like all the other churches, this church will only baptise people into their church!  But remember, God does not like this one bit!  A true Christian will baptise people into the Church of Christ and let them go their way. 

A WORD ON THE METHODIST CHURCH.


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...And The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
Through the ages, Catholics and other Nicolaitans defied the above quotation by Jesus, 
oppressing and murdering many, deceiving and misleading many more.
But they have not and shall not prevail against
'His Church'.

 

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