76 We say on the contrary that the papal pardons are not able to remove the

76 we say on the contrary that the papal pardons are

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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. N a m e D a t e P e r i o d _________________________________ _________________ __________ Document Discussion Questions 1. What are the “letters of pardon” that Luther is talking about?_______________________________________ 2. What does Luther say is the true treasure of the church?__________________________________________ 3. What does Luther say about buying pardons? __________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Judging from these nine theses, what is Luther’s opinion on the position of the pope? ___________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Rather than buying pardons, what should people should spend their money on? _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. According to Luther, what should Christians be taught regarding the buying of pardons? _________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 7. According to Luther, what is the only thing a Christian needs to be forgiven by the Lord? _________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 8. What is Luther’s tone in writing these theses? What evidence from the text do you have that supports your opinion? _______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 9. In your own words, what are the treasures of indulgences? _______________________________________ 10. After reading reading these nine theses, do you feel the pope had just cause to excommunicate Luther from the church?_____________________________________________________________________________ MARTIN LUTHER’S 95 THESES Well really just nine. The following are selected theses points from Luther’s 95 Theses Terms to Know pardon - he action of forgiving or being forgiven inestimable - really really great, too great to be estimated or appreciated reconcile - restore friendly relations between gospel - the record and teaching of Jesus’ life venial - slight offense
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