*As so many of the protestants posts begin, this one begins by atacking the Church Jesus establishd. The unacknowledged subtext is Jesus established a Church that teaches error.
That is a blasphemous absurdity.
Luther attacked the abuses of the church. You err by assuming that those abuses were created by Christ Himself.
Both Luther and Erasmus wanted the practices of paid indulgences to stop. Luther was insistent. Erasmus more pragmatic. The practice of paid indulgences was admitted to be wrong by the Roman Catholics but far after the damaged was done. It should be noted that paid indulgences was a degree issued by the Pope himself from his chair. One has to wonder how an infallible Pope could issue a wrong degree from Ex Cathedra. I understand this applies to doctrine but I would content this was doctrine concerning matters of faith.
I would disagree that this is a blasphemous absurdity and from my Protestant perspective I would agree with the author.
I'll take schism over false doctrine any day of the week and twice on Sunday
I think you misread - he is not attacking the Bride of Christ - he is attacking the RC Church which came about hundreds of years later.