67 the indulgences which the preachers cry as the

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67. The indulgences which the preachers cry as the "greatest graces" are known to be truly such, in so far as they promote gain. 75. To think the papal pardons so great that they could absolve a man even if he had committed an impossible sin and violated the Mother of God -- this is madness. 76. We say, on the contrary, that the papal pardons are not able to remove the very least of venial sins, so far as its guilt is concerned. Document Discussion Questions – 1. What does Luther say is the true treasure of the church? The true treasure of the Church is explained in line 62 as the Most Holy Gospel of the glory and the grace of God. 2. What does Luther say about buying pardons (indulgences)? Buying pardons is madness. A person can not just forgive sins of that nature. 3. Judging from all of these, what is Luther’s opinion on the position of the pope? The Pope doesn’t have the right to bribe people into purchasing pardons. He also does not have the right to grant forgiveness of any sin.
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4. Rather than buying pardons, people should spend their money on what?
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