- From Luther's Explanation of the Magnificat: "One should honor Mary as she herself wished and as she expressed it in the Magnificat. She praised God for his deeds. How then can we praise her? The true honor of Mary is the honor of God, the praise of God's grace . . . Mary is nothing for the sake of herself, but for the sake of Christ."
- Luther and Zwingli disagreed about the Eucharist (or hadn't you heard?), but they agreed about the perpetual virginity of Mary. So did Heinrich Bullinger. And John Wesley. All believed it, and Zwingli wrote a book on it. Zwingli!
- Apparently, Anglicans dig Mary, too. There are more churches named for her in England than in any other country, and 206 PECUSA parishes (among +/- 7,500). Out of roughly 10,200 ELCA congregations, we count ten named for the BVM, one of which may be misleading because it is in the town of St. Mary's, Pennsylvania.
I don't think I have ever seen a clearer example of this than a friend of mine, a very devout and one-eyed evangelical Protestant, who positively refused to buy any Christmas cards with "that woman" pictured on the front.
The heresies of the Lutheran FALSE religion can be traced back to the heretic, Martin Luther. I realize that Luther made a public profession of faith in Christ, but he also publicly ADDED the holy mass and baptism to his faith as well.
According to the Bible, Martin Luther is burning in hell today. ... [M]artin Luther in his large and small catechisms blatantly declared that NO ONE could go to heaven without being baptized or partaking of the holy mass.
The Lutheran church in NO church, but a bastard child of the Mother of harlots (Roman Catholicism). Luther prayed..."O Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, what great comfort God has shown us in you..."
Listen folks...if you hail Mary, you are hailing Satan!