On my last thread which was derailed over and over by a teaching of Luther that was corrected by the RCC.
The question was # 33 in his diet of worms.
- The burning of heretics go against the will of the Spirit.
The Church has been condemned for correcting him on this, and as the truth always comes out, the Church was correct and Luther changed his mind.:rolleyes:
Okay Pope Leo X condemned Luther for saying burning heretics was against the will of the Spirit.
When he did this, the Church was accused of saying that they believed the burning of heretics was indeed what God wanted them to do. If he did, it would be Church dogma and practiced today.
To get to the official teaching, and then my thoughts I will start here.
The Pope said it was wrong for an ordinary human to claim to know the will of God. Luther changed his mind, and in 1531 began to advocate the death penalty. Go figure:blush:
He thought it should be a capital offense to deny the resurrection or reality of heaven and hell.
Here was my question, how could he state that God denys the burning of heretics when hell is the eternal fires.
And Purgatory are the temporal fires.
How could he accept the eternal fires of hell, but yet say it goes against the will of the spirit???
I still don’t get it.