31 October is the day we remember the tradition of demanding treats with menaces.
That’s right – the 95 Theses were in response to Tetzel’s heresy.
Luther’s answer was entirely correct.
27. There is no divine authority for preaching that the soul flies out of the purgatory immediately the money clinks in the bottom of the chest.
28. It is certainly possible that when the money clinks in the bottom of the chest avarice and greed increase; but when the church offers intercession, all depends in the will of God.
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