I am reposting this article I did back in 2009, with a new picture and updated links. (both the old photo link was broken, and I felt it needed to have the links to the other articles I was referring to.)
Be sure to review all the articles linked to at the end of that article.
Now, in the light of all the controversy over Dr. White's dialogue with Yasir Qadhi, and the impression that many conservative political / patriotic Christians give to Muslims,
the question I have is this: Are American patriotic / political Christians making the same mistake in a different area that the early church did by the over-exalting of Mary, neglect of the doctrine of justification by faith alone in the NT; and the additions of other man-made traditions?
It seems to me the same root of idolatry and leaving our first love. Revelation 2:4-5
See more of my responses to the Dr. White / Yasir Qadhi controversy over at my other blog:
(see many articles on this issue and responses, go to date archive from January to July 2017; since January 2017, since Dr. White's apologetic dialogue with Dr. Yasir Qadhi.)
Did Martin Luther repent before he died?
It is rumored that Luther asked for the last rites but was refused them, and that he said, “It is easier to live as a Protestant, but it is better to die as a Catholic." However, neither assertion has been substantiated by reliable sources.
The best evidence supports that Luther died with a prayer on his lips, but unfortunately not one of repentance. He may have even taken a shot at the Catholic Church at the end. In any event, in this year of the quincentennial of the Reformation, let us pray for the repose of Luther’s soul and the restoration of unity among all Christians in Christ’s one Catholic Church.
By Tom Nash