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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Martin Luther and Cardinal Cajetan

The following excerpt is from a memorandum which Luther presented to Cardinal Cajetan during their October meetings in Augsburg.

"It is necessary, under peril of eternal damnation and the sin of unbelief, to believe these words of Christ: Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed also in heaven. Therefore if you come forward to the sacrament of penance and do not believe firmly that you are absolved in heaven, you come forward to judgement and damnation, because you do not believe that Christ has spoken what is true: Whatever you loose, etc. . . . but when you believe the word of Christ, you honor his word and by this work you are righteous, etc."

- Martin Luther to Cajetan [D. Martin Luthers Werke. Kritische Gesamtausgabe (2:13-14)]

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