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Jared is correct - indulgences only relieve temporal punishment that is due because a sin has been committed. Personally, I would rather wait for purgatory.
A very abbreviated version of what could be a doctoral thesis! My main problem is two-fold, this statement "Luther challenged Pope's authority and Church for selling indulgences for sins already forgiven." It sounds as if this implies that sins could be forgiven via indulgences, however this was never Church teaching. Indulgences do not forgive sins.
Secondly, King Henry VIII's seeking of an annulment was not the problem, rather it was his divorce and remarriage without the annulment. When digging a little deeper, the main issue presented is not a marital problem, rather an issue of who is Head of the Church. This becomes the crux that More and Fisher will ultimately be martyred. Perhaps Jesus mentioned it best, "Give to Caeser what is Caesar's and to God what is God's" which becomes one of many novel teachings that we still have today, separation of Church and State.
An interesting article. Nicely done.
6 billion odd humans = 6 billion odd views about our existence - some of them being highly odd.
In Europe, a non denominational church is considered a cult and is treated as such.
Pilot, I love you man!!!!!!!!