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Thread: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

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    Default Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Why is the Catholic Church’s most famous heretic being honored 500 years after he
    broke away? The Catholics and Protestants commemorated the event together.
    https://www.thetrumpet.com/16609-mar...+postage+stamp

    Five hundred years ago, Luther was a heretic (who was sentenced to burn at the stake),
    calling the pope the antichrist, and Melanchthon was his chief apologist. Now they will
    adorn 120,000 envelopes circulating around the Catholic community.

    The actual stamp pictures (a long-haired) Jesus Christ on a crucifix, with Luther
    kneeling to His right and Melanchthon to His left. Luther holds the Bible, “the source
    and destination of his doctrine,” and Melanchthon holds the Augsburg Confession,
    “the first official public presentation of the principles of Protestantism written by him.”

    These postage stamps are usually reserved for the celebration of popes,
    Catholic saints, kings and Catholic anniversaries.And now Martin Luther
    and Philip Melanchthon.

    From the Catholic perspective, Protestants were the rebels who divided the church
    against Christ’s clear commands for unity. The Catholic Church had always wanted
    to return these daughter churches to its fold, but without success.

    This year, Lutherans and Catholics came together to produce a document called
    “From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of
    the Reformation in 2017.” It documents the work on unity and describes how
    they believe it can be furthered.
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    Isaiah 47:1-8 Here is described a “lady of kingdoms.” represents the powerful
    Catholic Church, which has ruled kingdoms throughout history.

    In verse 7, this church says, “I shall be a lady for ever”; in the next verse, she says,
    “I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children.” With the two
    major splits—the Great Orthodox Schism in 1054 and the Protestant Reformation
    in 1517—the Catholic Church lost influence over two daughters that split from her.

    But her attitude is that she will never “know the loss of children.”
    They will be brought back, eventually. a reunification of Europe through a unified
    religious force. Just as it had been in the past, that force would be Catholic.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Hmm, this is very interesting news. So it seems the noble quest to reunite Christendom before the end continues.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Catholicism is heresy anyway so I can't really be bothered to care
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Thanks, prove-all,

    a very informative 'piece-of-the-puzzle'...
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    Well, from what I know of Lutheran churches of today, a merge with Catholicism isn't really so far-fetched. Some of them have become very unbiblical and have raised their traditions to the same level as the Bible if not higher.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Maybe 500 years after I'm dead somebody will put ME on a stamp.


    But I have to admit, no matter how cool being on a stamp would be...

    I still don't think I'd want to be delivering the Pope's mail.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    The pope actually seems like a pretty cool guy but I definitely would not defer to him on doctrinal issues
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by maxwel View Post
    Maybe 500 years after I'm dead somebody will put ME on a stamp.


    But I have to admit, no matter how cool being on a stamp would be...

    I still don't think I'd want to be delivering the Pope's mail.
    I think there must be some outfit that would create a stamp with you on it now, at a price. I would check the job specification and rate of pay before turning down a vacancy for the Popes Postie.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    seems like luther is becoming like a god to many...how do you recon this has happened?

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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by oldethennew View Post
    seems like luther is becoming like a god to many...how do you recon this has happened?
    Im certainly not the mans judge,but his hatred of the Jews makes me loathe to speak of him as a positive influence in Christianity. I know what he contributed,but he had terrible bias.A pity.
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    I just bought a book entitled "Long Before Luther" which is supposed to trace Reformation theology reaching back before the actual Reformation. I haven't read it yet, but I'm interested to see what I'll learn from it. I agree that people lift Martin Luther up to almost an immortal status. What he did certainly was brave and has contributed greatly in the history of the church and pursuing theological orthodoxy, however he was still a fallen man like the rest of us and had his good side and bad side.

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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Well if one does there research in relation to Martin Luther, one will discover that Martin Luther related the antichrist to the pope/papacy.

    Now I am sure many people are aware one of the titles of associated with the pope is "vicar of christ" (in latin it is Vicarius Christi). What is interesting is that the latin word "Vicarius", means the following: taking the place of another, substitute. So in english, Vicarius Christi = In place of Christ (In place of Messiah). What is more interesting is that the greek word "anti" can mean both the opposite, and in place of.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel8 View Post
    Hmm, this is very interesting news. So it seems the noble quest to reunite Christendom before the end continues.
    There is nothing noble about it. It's a move to merge all religions including Islam and it's about establishing control. Not all peace is Godly peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude653 View Post
    The pope actually seems like a pretty cool guy but I definitely would not defer to him on doctrinal issues
    He's singing a cultural Marxist gospel along with The Archbishop of Canterbury these days. They are lining up with the political establishment and ready to surrender Europe.
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    there is only One Name that the very few follow and obey, and the name is not the name of a
    sinful man that claims to be Christ incarnate,..and that upholds an entire household/nation of
    peds and pedessess...
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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-Pevensie View Post
    There is nothing noble about it. It's a move to merge all religions including Islam and it's about establishing control. Not all peace is Godly peace.
    Who said anything about peace? This is war, the heathens are certainly not going to give us the luxury of waiting. Christendom must be united one way or the other before the end. The Pope is expendable, the Catholics are expendable, the Lutherans are expendable, you are expendable, I am expendable, just like every other person and denomination is expendable. May many be brought back into the flock or may they be destroyed for the glory of God. God does not need any man and God can use any man for his purpose, may God's will be done.

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    Default Re: Martin Luther Honored on Vatican Postage Stamp

    Perhaps they confused with Martin Luther King
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