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95 Theses: Thesis 92

by PastorMinton on October 1st, 2017

“Away, then, with all those prophets who say to the people of Christ, “Peace, peace,” and there is no peace!”

Calling upon Jeremiah 6 and 8, Luther says the indulgence preachers were the same as the false prophets in Jerusalem who were saying that God wouldn’t let the Babylonians overrun the city. However, they wouldn’t truly place their trust in the LORD. Only in the promises that He had made. But they had broken His covenant. His promises were no longer binding.

The indulgence preachers would take advantage of the laity’s fear and superstition. The ingrained fear and doubt from the constant badgering of preaching against sin plagued their consciences. It wasn’t hard for the indulgence preachers to find a foothold with their thin words of promise.

Their words, however, were similar to placing a Band-Aid® across a hip replacement. It offers the promise of covering the wound, but it can’t do the job. Only a true Word from God can not only bandage a wounded soul but cure it completely. Offering true peace with God.

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