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I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, Our Lord; who was
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there he shall come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion
of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the
life everlasting.

Amen.
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the history of scriptural study, textual criticism, and manuscript tradition have been intense issues that the Body of Christ have had to sort through for centuries. Erasmus, Cardinal Cajetan, and Luther were a part of this ingrafting of understanding. thus, as men, they had doubts about things, weaknesses that we look back on from our Ivory towers and laugh at them for. That is not fair to them as image bearers
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Adding "alone" (german-allein) is unnecessary even in German, and distorts the meaning of Paul's sentence... Paul says works of the old testament law ( animal sacrifices etc) are not necessary and that Faith is necessary..... That's what Paul says, nothing more... Adding "Faith alone" distorts the meaning of the sentence, as the Letter of James points out that faith alone isn't enough
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I've seen all these Protestant explanations before brother.... They don't hold up....
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If Luther was someone who just had a doubt about scripture, then I have no problem with that..... However, he was someone who was responsible for tearing the Church of God into a million pieces, teaching false teachings...
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Luther was not just a scriptural scholar with doubts.... His interpretations were grossly wrong (such as his opinions on the letter of James , Revelation and much more)..... But the worst thing is that HE LED OTHERS ASTRAY into his folly because of his pride......
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Christ taught: “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled”
Luther actually said: “St. Augustine or St. Ambrose cannot be compared with me”. Being a sinner is okay if we acknowledge our sins, repent and ask forgiveness...... However Luther was full of pride, foul mouthed, and led others astray into his wrong path rather than correct himself.....
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@mrmcmarty... I know that "faith alone"is the foundation of protestantism... I'm just saying that there's no scriptural basis for claiming that (Paul never says faith alone is enough, and James says clearly that faith alone is NOT enough) and that Luther was wrong in claiming that ...
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Since scripture opposes "faith alone" concept, scripture opposes protestantism...
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At 3:28 Luther introduced the adv. “only” into his translation of Romans (1522), “alleyn durch den Glauben” (WAusg 7.38); cf. Aus der Bibel 1546, “alleine durch den Glauben” (WAusg, DB 7.39); also 7.3-27 (Pref. to the Epistle). See further his Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen, of 8 Sept. 1530 (WAusg 30.2 [1909], 627-49; “On Translating: An Open Letter” [LuthW 35.175-202]). Although “alleyn/alleine” finds no corresponding adverb in the Greek text, two of the points that Luther made in his defense of the added adverb were that it was demanded by the context and that sola was used in the theological tradition before him.
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Robert Bellarmine listed eight earlier authors who used sola (Disputatio de controversiis: De justificatione 1.25 [Naples: G. Giuliano, 1856], 4.501-3):

Origen, Commentarius in Ep. ad Romanos, cap. 3 (PG 14.952).

Hilary, Commentarius in Matthaeum 8:6 (PL 9.961).

Basil, Hom. de humilitate 20.3 (PG 31.529C).

Ambrosiaster, In Ep. ad Romanos 3.24 (CSEL 81.1.119): “sola fide justificati sunt dono Dei,” through faith alone they have been justified by a gift of God; 4.5 (CSEL 81.1.130).
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John Chrysostom, Hom. in Ep. ad Titum 3.3 (PG 62.679 [not in Greek text]).

Cyril of Alexandria, In Joannis Evangelium 10.15.7 (PG 74.368 [but alludes to Jas 2:19Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)]).

Bernard, In Canticum serm. 22.8 (PL 183.881): “solam justificatur per fidem,” is justified by faith alone.

Theophylact, Expositio in ep. ad Galatas 3.12-13 (PG 124.988).

To these eight Lyonnet added two others (Quaestiones, 114-18):

Theodoret, Affectionum curatio 7 (PG 93.100; ed. J. Raeder [Teubner], 189.20-24).
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Source: Joseph A. Fitzmyer Romans, A New Translation with introduction and Commentary, The Anchor Bible Series
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Those are cherry pickings and misrepresentations from the fathers.... The fathers emphasized the dual role of faith and works, submitted to the Roman pontiff, believed in the real presence and were catholic through and through
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ORIGEN:. "Whoever dies in his sins, even if he profess to believe in Christ, does not truly believe in him; and even if that which exists without works be called faith, such faith is dead in itself, as we read in the epistle bearing the name of James (Commentaries on John 19:6
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HIPPOLYTUS



And again, it is said, the Savior has declared, "Not every-one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." And it is necessary that they who perform this (will), not hear it merely, should enter into the kingdom of heaven (Refutation of All Heresies 5:2
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GREGORY OF NYSSA:. "Gregory of Nyssa

Paul, joining righteousness to faith and weaving them together, constructs of them the breastplates for the infantryman, armoring the soldier properly and safely on both sides. A soldier cannot be considered safely armored when either shield is disjoined from the other. Faith without works of justice is not sufficient for salvation; neither is righteous living secure in itself of salvation, if it is disjoined from faith
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Look at the above quote "faith without works of Justice is NOT SUFFICIENT FOR SALVATION"
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And seriously? You put John Chrysostom's name, (the same John Chrysostom who acknowledges papal authority) as though he supported Sola fide? (Hint-he doesn't)
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JOHN CHRYSOSTOM:. "He that believes in the Son has everlasting life." Is it enough, then, to believe in the Son,' someone will say, 'in order to have everlasting life?' By no means! Listen to Christ declare this himself when he says, 'Not everyone who says to me, "Lord! Lord!" shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. FOR IF A MAN BELIEVE RIGHTLY IN THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, BIT DOES NOT LIVE RIGHTLY, THEN HIS FAITH WILL AVAIL HIM NOTHING TOWARD HIS SALVATION(Homilies on the Gospel of John 31:1[circa A.D. 391]).