But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Luther preferred Islam over the Papacy? Luther commended their devotion as being above and beyond that of Jesus Christ?  I came across the following comment left on an old entry from the What's Wrong with The World website:
When it comes to seeing Islam as preferable to Papism, Luther can speak...

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:14

Thank You For Visiting!

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imageSometime today, this blog will have had over two million page views. I do realize there are other blogs and websites that have easily surpassed this milestone in a much quicker time.  Considering though what the subject matter here typically is, this statistic is amazing. Considering that...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:41

Luther Believed Mary Was Crowned Queen of Heaven?

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Here's one from a discussion board in which Luther is purported to have believed Mary was "crowned Queen of Heaven" and made sure to have it "carved on his grave."
....we Catholics do believe that Mary was crowned Queen of Heaven. I respect that you don't believe it, probably because it is an...

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I was reviewing and revising one of my older blog entries in which Luther claimed he was superior to Augustine and Ambrosius (this entry also). I followed an old link back to a now defunct web-page making the same claim and also adding a number of other Luther quotes, all meant to demonstrate...

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The title of this post "Calvin and Luther justified Christians Killing Muslims and Pagans?" takes its name from an "Atheism/Agnosticism/Sec Humanism" discussion board comment. At some point on this particular forum a secularist inferred that Calvin and Luther advocated killing...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:42

James White vs. Trent Horn Debate, Part One

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"I never approved of a schism, nor will I approve of it for all eternity . . . That the Roman Church is more honored by God than all others is not to be doubted . . . It is not by separating from the Church that we can make her better." (Letter to Pope Leo X, January 6, 1519)This truncated Luther...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 21:41

More on the Forthcoming Vatican Luther Stamp

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It's been fascinating to watch Rome's defenders react to the possibility of the Vatican issuing a stamp to commemorate Luther and the Reformation. First there was the disbelief that the Vatican would do such a thing. Well, it is going to happen. Here's the official 2017 stamp list. Note #16, "5th...

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Friday, 20 January 2017 20:37

Vatican Issued Luther Stamps?

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Here's it is from the rumor mill:
BREAKING: Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther
January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing...

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Debate:  "Can Christians Loose Their Salvation?"Dr. James R. White vs. Trent Horn of Catholic AnswersIn celebration of the 500th Year of the Reformation this year:Debate site:http://sovereignevent.com/debate17/Live streaming of the debate tonight:http://www.g3conference.com/It is a...

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The title of this post "Calvin and Luther justified Christians Killing Muslims and Pagans?" takes its name from an "Atheism/Agnosticism/Sec Humanism" discussion board comment. At some point on this particular forum a secularist inferred that Calvin and Luther advocated killing Muslims and...

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Here's a nifty little Luther discussion from Catholic Answers on Luther, faith, and reason.

Comments by Catholic.com Members

#1  Eric McCabe - Rosemount, Minnesota
Luther:
"Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scripture OR BY EVIDENT REASON . . . I consider myself...

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Monday, 02 January 2017 07:34

Luther Wrote Away In a Manger ?

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Here's one from a Roman Catholic discussion board:For several years, many traditional choir directors have refused to sing Away in a Manger because they think it was written by Luther. A bit of detective work done by researchers at the US Library of Congress finds Luther was not the author....

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What will be the eternal fate of non-Christian people? Rome's Council of Florence declared "those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart 'into everlasting fire which was prepared...

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 21:54

Luther did Not Know What an Indulgence Was?

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Here's one from an online discussion forum in which a defender of Rome argued: "Luther admitted later in his life that he actually didn't even know what an indulgence was" when the indulgence controversy erupted in 1517.  This assertion was shortly followed by this comment directed...

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On a discussion board I frequent someone mentioned "a myth which survived for centuries that Luther privately admitted he was wrong about the Supper but didn't want to admit it publicly because people might doubt his other doctrines," and further that "Schaff, a Reformed historian and polemicist,...

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Here are two quotes attributed to Luther about Christ's not being present in the Sacraments. The first is more indirect. Luther purportedly said in the Lord's Supper the body and blood of Christ are received by faith (in other words, not literally): Of the Cause of the Sacrament.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:06

Dr. White's correct rebuke of Dr. Robert Morey

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Dr. White's correct rebuke of Dr. Robert Morey on the first 26 minutes of the Dividing Line on December 13, 2016 Also, I included Dr. White's Facebook response. This was very needed as clear communication and needed rebuke of Dr. Morey. He lost his credibility a long time ago. I hope many Muslims...

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The following is from the web page Luther, Exposing the Myth, under the heading "The Jews": "The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows seven times higher than ordinary thieves" (Weimar, Vol. 53, Pg. 502.)Luther Exposing the Myth says their stated purpose is to show that "from Luther’s own...

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Sunday, 04 December 2016 13:29

Excellent analysis of Irenaeus and Roman Catholic claims

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Timothy Kauffman has a series entitled "The Visible Apostolicity of the Invisibly Shepherded Church"   ( a series of 8 articles)I have read Part 5 which deals with Irenaeus and the Roman Catholic claims of Papal authority.It is very good. I learned a lot of new valuable information about...

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Here's an obscure Luther quote in regard to Luther's Mariology:  "Whoever possesses a good (firm) faith, says the Hail Mary without danger!" This one most often is cited by Rome's defenders attempting to demonstrate "Luther was extraordinarily devoted to Mary." Contrary to this, one can also...

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 15:09

Luther Wanted to Drown Jews Seeking Baptism?

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Over on the Christian Forums discussion boards, a Luther quote about the Jews came up:
"If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone round his neck and push him over with the words `I baptise thee in the name of Abraham” – Martin Luther 'The Facts...

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Sunday, 20 November 2016 02:00

In The News: The Pope credited Martin Luther?

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I caught this recent comment from Pope Francis via CARM and the Catholic Answers forums
The temptation to “give glory to each other” and to exploit the faith for one’s own purposes is a persistent “cancer in the Church.” The Pope credited Martin Luther with...

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Saturday, 19 November 2016 04:25

Luther: The book of Esther I toss into the Elbe...

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Allegedly Luther stated, "The book of Esther I toss into the Elbe. I am such an enemy to the book of Esther that I wish it did not exist, for it Judaizes too much and has in it a great deal of heathenish naughtiness . . ." What are the implications of this brief snippet? Did Luther denigrate a book...

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