Flidgard wrote: The Roman Catholic organisation became such an idolatous, blasphemous deceiver that the Lord ordained the Reformation, whereby He removed His Church and disciples and brought them to Scripture law, precept and doctrines.
"January 3, 1521, Pope Leo X issues the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicates Martin Luther from the Catholic Church."
Was Luther damned on January 2, 1521 but was saved only after he was barred from communion on January 3, 1521?
Therefore only after the Church, itself, excommunicated him by a papal bull -- he was saved?
"First-century Judaism didn't have a legalism problem; it had an ethnocentrism problem."
"The misconception about Paul with the longest historical pedigree is that he was anti-Jewish. Many imagine that after his Damascus Road experience, Paul immediately rejected Judaism and embraced Christianity."
The OT Jew had faith in the unknown messiah who was to come, was obedient to and dependent to YHWH for his day-to-day sustenance and salvation.
This OT salvation process is no different than that of the NT.
The alleged bomber and shooter, Anders Behring Breivik, was baptized as a teenager into Norway's national church, the Lutheran Church.
Perhaps he was influenced by the Reformation leader's (Dr. Martin Luther) philosophy:
"Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly . . . as long as we are here [in this world] we have to sin. . . . No sin will separate us from the Lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day."
-Official Lutheran American Edition of his complete works, vol. 42, pp. 281-82
Joe the Protestant wrote: You might want to resarch Pope Innocent III (very inappropriate name)He had several French Monks killed for Street Preaching out of Bible texts. And when He said that the Pope was the final Authority, they said the Bible was their authority. Source: Christianity Through the Centuries. By Cairns
Could neither locate related quote(s) from cited book nor from general Google search, nor from Wikipedia about Pope Innocent III.
Also, please provide quotes from original sources referencing this alleged incident.