The difference between a scam and a special offer

Luther fights for the truth of justification by grace through faith in the 16th century. One man who brought the matter to a head for him was Tetzel who was selling indulgences, offering salvation for money.

This sermon is one of a series of five.

1. The Financial Crisis

  • Pope Leo X
  • Prince Albert of Brandenburg
  • Archbishop of Mainz

2. The Scam

  • Johann Tetzel: seller of indulgences
  • “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings
    The soul from purgatory springs”

2. The Special Offer

  • Martin Luther
  • Romans 1:17
  • Wittenburg: 31 October 1517 – The 95 Theses
  • The Diet of Worms: 18 April 1521
    – “On this I take my stand. I can do no other. God help me.”
Brian Watts is Pastor of The King's Community Church and lives in Langley with his wife Rosalind.
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