Saturday, March 08, 2008

Infallible Pope Admits Being Wrong about Martin Luther

From Fide-O blog:

"Pope Benedict XVI is to rehabilitate Martin Luther, arguing that he did not intend to split Christianity but only to purge the Church of corrupt practices. According to Vatican insiders the Pope will argue that Luther, who was excommunicated and condemned for heresy, was not a heretic.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, the head of the pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said the move would help to promote ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Protestants. It is also designed to counteract the impact of July's papal statement describing the Protestant and Orthodox faiths as defective and “not proper Churches”.

James White comments on the various problems this will cause for several real heretics:

By the way, the Pope has also reached out to the Muslim world to mend fences after his 2006 speech at Regensburg University in which he appeared to describe Islam as inherently violent and irrational. Furthermore, the Pope has rewritten the Good Friday prayer for the "conversion" of the Jewish people in the old Latin rite in an attempt to avoid accusations of anti-Semitism.

So don't be fooled. Rome is not trying to correct its unbiblical theology by "rehabilitating Martin Luther." Rather, Rome is trying to help itself politically. This is typical Roman Catholicism... its all about the money."

1 comment:

Jfranklin6 said...

Would this then make the supposed vicker of Christ en anathema? Is Huss next in line? Or possibly Wycliffe?