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To: Salvation; lightman; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco
If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.

Not really. We Lutherans hold that we believe, teach, and confess the true catholic faith, which the Roman church had gotten away from.

41 posted on 06/27/2009 10:38:23 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS)
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To: Charles Henrickson
But it was still founded by Luther, correct?

Also, Luther initially started off talking about removing the corruption within The Church -- something that he could have done WITHIN the Church, like St. Francis had done centuries earlier. I don't believe that Luther's later doctrinal changes were more than expediency and I also do believe that he was unduly influenced by north Germanic princes who wanted a cause to fight the Holy Roman Emperor.
48 posted on 06/27/2009 10:45:19 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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