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Now do you remember when the two of us would stop

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Now do you remember when the two of us would stop listening to the sermons, because we would be so distracted with the amount of color and decoration throughout
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the church? Well Luther enjoys it almost as much as we did. He sees idolatry for sculptures and other images as an aid to our faith, as it represents certain spiritual figures or meanings. I know how much you always wanted to be able to recreate the stained glass windows in the chapel. Luther would probably be in favor of you doing this. Also, had we not grown up reciting the Our Father every night? We definitely had. Although this is the case, could you ever actually interpret to someone what it had meant? This is where I myself had flawed as a Roman Catholic. Now through Lutheranism, the ability to digest the meaning of such prayers is very important in religious practices. Our opportunities to reach out to God on a personal level should be utilized properly. You would not want to start building the blueprints of your next project without knowing that the lack of precision in your measurements could lead to something hazardous. If you do not understand the structure of your project, do not construct. This is exactly how Luther feels about prayer. While I ask you all these questions, what I am truly curious about is your opinion on indulgences. Do you think God puts preference on people who donate more rather than not at all? Of course it is favorable for to be charitable. However, do you think God will actually reconsider a person’s fate based off of monetary contributions to the church? Certainly not! His authenticity would not allow such bribery. Seeing as you just recently brought a beautiful baby boy into this world, with all the expenses he comes with, do you find it fair for a wealthy person to be remised of his sins just because he gives greater contributions than you would? As you may have noticed, there are many similarities within both the Roman Catholic and Lutheran religions. What Luther’s reformation had been was a mere
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against the religion, he ultimately intended on further redeveloping it rather than creating a new one. So from these points I had given to you, I hope you understand where I am coming from to let you know that I had converted into a religion with essentially the same general beliefs but slightly different practices. I hope to hear from you soon, so please write back to me on your thoughts! Take care,
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