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Did Luther or any other have the authority from the Lord or His Church

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Did Luther or any other have the authority from the Lord or His Church


As said in Mk 13:34-37, the apostles received their authority from the Lord and passed it on to successive generations to care for the church till ‘the master of the house returns’


M'r:13:34-37: For the Son of man is as a man taking a far

 journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants,

 and to every man his work, and commanded the porter

 to watch. Watch ye therefore: for  ye know not when the

 master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight,

or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly

 he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all,




Jesus who was ‘send’ by the Father, appointed the Kingdom to the apostles ‘as the Father appointed it to the Son’


Lu:22:29: And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath

appointed unto me.


Then, from where did the Reformers get their authority? Some may justify the authority of Luther by claiming that he was a priest of the Catholic Church, and so he had power and commission from the Catholic church to preach the true doctrine contained in the Scripture. But then, either they are affirming that the Catholic Church was at that time the true Church. If she was then the true Church, it was unlawful for Luther to separate from her, and she could not give him a commission to preach a doctrine contrary to her own; but if she had ceased to be the true Church, then she was not qualified to give any commission at all. In the Bible St Paul specifically foretold that even if an angel had to come and preach a gospel different from the one ‘we’ i.e. the church taught, let him be accursed. Then all protestant preaching is accursed preaching.



St. John in his epistle asks every believer ‘not to believe every spirit’ but to ‘discern every spirit whether they are of God’’because many false prophets are gone out into the world’.



1Jo:4:1-4: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits

 whether they are of God: because many false prophets are

 gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of

 God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in

 the flesh is of God (those who believe He was flesh & blood; of

 course from that of Mary) And every spirit that confesseth not

 that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this

 is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that

 it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are

 of God, little children, and have overcome them: because

 greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They

 are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and

 the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God

 heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby

know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.



Anyone teaching ‘Jesus came in the flesh’ acknowledges that He was the flesh and blood of Mary. He became flesh in Mary’s womb, He is ‘the fruit of her womb’ ; her offspring as the Bible says (Lk 1:42 & Gen 3:15). Hebrews 2:14-16 says Jesus, like every children are partakers of flesh and blood, took human form.



Heb:2:14-16: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of

 flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the

 same that through death he might destroy  him that had the

 power ofdeath, that is, the devil; And deliver them who

through fear of death  were all their lifetime subject to

bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.


i.e. He partook the flesh and blood of whom? Mary of course, who else? He was the flesh and blood of Mary 'like every children are partakers of the flesh and blood of their mothers' as the Holy Bible proclaims. Mary is then not just an eggshell as protestants teach.




The  Catholic church acknowledges Mary as the 'Mother of the Lord' and Jesus as the 'fruit of Mary's womb' just as Elizabeth of whom the Bible testifies as ‘was of the daughters of Aaron and the wife of a Jewish priest, and that ‘ they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless’ (Luke 1:5,6). Well, this Elizabeth  'filled with the Holy Spirit had proclaimed.



Lu:1:41-43: And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the

salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is

this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?



The Catholic church has continued proclaiming Mary's blessedness throughout all generations in fulfillment of Mary's proclamation in Lk 1:48.



Lu:1:48: For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:

 for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me




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