Luther was a priest and rejected the Church. He left the Church.New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
Man-made documents (CCC) do not trump "God".
But this is the mentality that all Catholics seem to disregard, huh?
Just because a man wrote it into the rules for them to believe a certain way, a man must've disregarded "God's authority" when he wrote the rule.
I understand why you stay confused - you've placed man's importance over "God's".
Really Dan? Continue to play the ignorant one will not help.
"Who said it did?"
- You did, when you posted it as your support to refute what I've been saying.
"They remain priests. God's authority "wins"."
- I know they do, even if some guy says they are "excommunicated". In other words, a person cannot trump "God" nor can the CCC (where you show that a priest is no longer a priest - per a man) cannot trump "God".
- And here you are posting that Luther "stayed a priest" now - because of "God's authority". You are contradicting yourself Dan.
Either Luther was still a priest or he was per "God". Where does "God" state that Luther is no longer one of his servants.
Face it Dan, ADMIT IT DAN, that Luther was still a priest, even after he left the RCC, and his authority came from "God" and not some guy in Rome.
Are you paying attention sir? Good you should be.
This ultimately answers other so-called "Christians" statements about how ANYONE in his succession within the so-called "Church" has the ability to absolve "sins and transgressions" against them.
- just like your so called and debunked "Apostolic Succession". Hmmm....imagine that.
UNLESS - you think the men in Rome are more powerful than "God". Are they? You already think the Pope is infallible....this shouldn't be that hard of a question for you, if you are honest.
How honest are you Dan? So far, you haven't shown much of being honest at all.
They didn't boot him-he booted himself.
I posted a source and then affirmed myself that he remained a priest. You keep playing that as "gotcha"-I've already acknowledged it twice before and am doing it again now.
This, still, doesn't leave protestants with authority to bind and loose. Luther and any protestant who was once ordained a Catholic priest and still considers themselves priests, maybe. A possible handful of protestants through history could bind and loose even though they themselves rejected the teaching that they can, in fact, bind and loose.
This labyrinth is your "trump card"?