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Self Defense quote my Martin Luther
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:37:23 PM »
In answering the question of personal self defense, Martin Luther said this-
"Yes, indeed! In that event [if I was attacked by robbers] I should be the authority and wield the sword, because no one else would be near to protect me. I should strike as many dead as I could and thereupon receive the Sacrament and should consider myself to have done a good work."
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Re: Self Defense quote my Martin Luther
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 04:35:59 PM »
In answering the question of personal self defense, Martin Luther said this-
"Yes, indeed! In that event [if I was attacked by robbers] I should be the authority and wield the sword, because no one else would be near to protect me. I should strike as many dead as I could and thereupon receive the Sacrament and should consider myself to have done a good work."
Received what sacrament???
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

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Re: Self Defense quote my Martin Luther
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 09:09:38 PM »
I would imagine he is referring to communion.
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Re: Self Defense quote my Martin Luther
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 08:38:37 PM »
John, can you provide a reference for that? I'm not saying that I disagree and I don't doubt you. I just want to go read for myself and in a bigger context. No offense I hope?

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Re: Self Defense quote my Martin Luther
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 06:09:30 PM »
I would imagine he is referring to communion.
Or maybe the sacrament of confession? If it's self-defense, then is confession really necessary?
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).