He requested the opinion of theologians at the University of Mainz and conferred with his advisers. This seems to refer to his being free from the scholastic theology which he had argued against earlier that year.
Every truly repentant Christian has a right to full remission of penalty and guilt, even without letters of pardon.
It is certain that when the penny jingles into the money-box, gain and avarice can be increased, but the result of the intercession of the Church is in the power of God alone. In a postscript, Luther wrote that Albert could find some theses on the matter enclosed with his letter, so that he could see the uncertainty surrounding the doctrine of indulgences in contrast to the preachers who spoke so confidently of the benefits of indulgences.
How should he answer those who ask why the pope does not simply empty purgatory if it is in his power? If, therefore, pardons were preached according to the spirit and mind of the pope, all these doubts would be readily resolved; nay, they would not exist.
In theses 35 and 36, he attacks the idea that an indulgence makes repentance unnecessary. They will be condemned eternally, together with their teachers, who believe themselves sure of their salvation because they have letters of pardon. It must be the intention of the pope that if pardons, which are a very small thing, are celebrated with one bell, with single processions and ceremonies, then the Gospel, which is the very greatest thing, should be preached with a hundred bells, a hundred processions, a hundred ceremonies.
Luther later wrote that at the time he wrote the Theses he remained a " papist ", and he did not seem to think the Theses represented a break with established Catholic doctrine. Apostolic pardons are to be preached with caution, lest the people may falsely think them preferable to other good works of love.
They are enemies of Christ and of the pope, who bid the Word of God be altogether silent in some Churches, in order that pardons may be preached in others. Christians are to be taught that the buying of pardons is a matter of free will, and not of commandment.
Luther states that indulgences cannot take away the guilt of even the lightest of venial sins. Elizabeth Eisenstein has argued that his claimed surprise at their success may have involved self-deception and Hans Hillerbrand has claimed that Luther was certainly intending to instigate a large controversy.
On the other hand, the treasure of indulgences is naturally most acceptable, for it makes the last to be first. Tetzel defended these in a disputation before the University of Frankfurt on the Oder in January And thus be confident of entering into heaven rather through many tribulations, than through the assurance of peace.
He denies that the pope has any power over people in purgatory in theses 25 and To think the papal pardons so great that they could absolve a man even if he had committed an impossible sin and violated the Mother of God—this is madness.95 Theses, but the Pope Ain’t One: Martin Luther Covers Jay-Z July 25, July 25, / Mike Lehmann A Yale friend of mine, Alexander Dominitz, made.
The Ninety-five Theses or Disputation on the Power of Indulgences The posting of the 95 Thesis and other attacks on the Church were predicated on Luther's developing beliefs about Jesus, salvation by faith alone and his study of biblical prophecies.
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