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As soon as we can prove that a church professes a single doctrine that prevents us from attaining perfection and holiness, we have demonstrated that this church is not “holy” and therefore not the true one. Now we are able to bring such evidence against the church founded by Martin Luther. This “reformer” taught on almost every page of his writings that “faith alone” (sola fides) is sufficient for salvation. For example, he said: “See how rich the Christian or baptized person is, for he cannot lose his salvation, even if he wanted to and whatever his sins, unless he does not want to believe. No sin can damn him except unbelief.” (De capt. babyl. II vol. p. 264.) In 1521 he dared to write to his friend Melanchton: “Be a sinner: sin strongly, but believe still more strongly.”
According to this doctrine of Luther man may indulge in the most infamous crimes, he comes no less to heaven, as long as he believes. Such principles are a carte blanche for all vices: clear proof that Luther’s doctrine is not holy and that the character of holiness is lacking in the church he founded.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.
My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.