But they did follow his views. Right or wrong?
Now, this is laughable. I’ve never protested any tradition. I’m too busy for that. In fact, in our brief discussion here, I don’t think I’ve in any way criticized the Catholic Church’s doctrine on the canon of scripture. I have only criticized modern Catholic apologists for setting a different standard for Luther than for others. It is nothing more than polemical.
What is your need to keep dragging Catholics or the Catholic Church into this discussion. We, or at least I, am making the point that Luther acted of his own mind and volition. We are talking about what he did in the Lutheran sphere of his life. You keep bringing the Catholic Church into the discussion. But at some point, Luther was independent of the Catholic Church. Right or wrong?
Additionally, I think I mentioned that I disagreed with his opinion on the DCs. So, please , don’t accuse me of something that I haven’t stated as my view.
I didn’t accuse you of anything. I believe that you disagreed with his opinions and felt you had the right to do so. That is the argument we had in a previous thread where you claimed that Lutherans didn’t have the right to make private decisions on what to believe.
You used your right of private interpretation to decide to disagree with his opinions. I believe you. But this is a right which you claimed that no Lutheran possesses. You even linked me to the Augsburg Confessions as proof.
So, how did you possess a right that no other Lutheran can hold? Did you simply buck the system? But then, you also insinuated that they were fine with your decision to accept the DC’s. So,…?