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Or read a summary of the 95 theses. Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place.
Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. And the word "penance" neither can, nor may, be understood as referring to the Sacrament of Penance, that is, to confession and atonement as exercised under the priest's ministry.
Nevertheless He does not think of inward penance only: Therefore mortification continues as long as hatred of oneself continues, that is to say, true inward penance lasts until entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Top of Martin Luther 95 Theses 5. The Pope will not, and cannot, remit other punishments than those which he has imposed by his own decree or according to the canons. The Pope can forgive sins only in the sense, that he declares and confirms what may be forgiven of God; or that he doth it in those cases which he hath reserved to himself; be this contemned, the sin remains unremitted.
God forgives none his sin without at the same time casting him penitent and humbled before the priest His vicar.
The canons concerning penance are imposed only on the living; they ought not by any means, following the same canons, to be imposed on the dying. Top of Martin Luther 95 Theses 9. Therefore, the Holy Spirit, acting in the Pope, does well for us, when the latter in his decrees entirely removes the article of death and extreme necessity.
Those priests act unreasonably and ill who reserve for Purgatory the penance imposed on the dying. This abuse of changing canonical penalty into the penalty of Purgatory seems to have arisen when the bishops were asleep. In times of yore, canonical penalties were imposed, not after, but before, absolution, as tests of true repentance and affliction.
Top of Martin Luther 95 Theses The dying pay all penalties by their death, are already dead to the canons, and rightly have exemption from them.
Imperfect spiritual health or love in the dying person necessarily brings with it great fear; and the less this love is, the greater the fear it brings. This fear and horror - to say nothing of other things - are sufficient in themselves to produce the punishment of Purgatory, because they approximate to the horror of despair.
Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven seem to differ as perfect despair, imperfect despair, and security of salvation differ.
It seems as must in Purgatory love in the souls increase, as fear diminishes in them. It does not seem to be proved either by arguments or by the Holy Writ that they are outside the state of merit and demerit, or increase of love.Luther's translation used the variant of German spoken at the Saxon chancellery, Other 16th- and 20th-century versifications of the Lord's Prayer have adopted Luther's tune, although modern texts are considerably shorter.
Reformation Day commemorates the publication of the Ninety Five Theses in by Martin Luther;. Read Luther's 95 Theses online.
Christian church doctrine written by Martin Luther for Christianity and faith. Free Bible Study Tools. The Ninety-five Theses or Disputation on the Power of Indulgences is a list of propositions for an academic disputation written in by Martin Luther, professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg, Germany, that started the Reformation, a schism in the Catholic Church which profoundly changed Europe.
Read the full text of the Martin Luther 95 Theses and a link to a summary. The 95 Theses – a modern translation Citation: C N Trueman "The 95 Theses – A Modern Translation" vetconnexx.com The History Learning Site, 17 Mar 29 Dec English translation of Martin Luther's 95 theses.
Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door at Wittenberg on October 31, , marking the start of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther's 95 Theses.
This translation of Martin Luther's 95 theses was published in the Works of Martin Luther by Modern English translations.