Ask The Pastor | – Did Luther Believe Mary was Sinless?

Did Luther believe Mary was sinless, or purified from original sin at some point in her life? Why did he say that she gave birth to Christ without pain?

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  1. Hey Pastor Sullivan! Love the new intro! This is a wonderful exercise in intellectual honesty and untangling of confusing history and theology. I appreciate the work that you and Paster Wolfmeuller do on the internet. I was happy to learn that although most in my area are ELCA, there are 3 LCMS churches in my area, so when things get less crazy, I'm hoping to visit them. Thanks again for all you do!

  2. Thanks for all of your videos over several years now, Pastor Sullivan. They give a welcome other-point-of-view. My local Lutheran church tends more toward "liberalism" than I do, but all humans, certainly including me, are imperfect, so I worship there, when Covid restrictions allow it to be open. Nice to have Comments section too. Blessings!

  3. Pastor, I know I ask a lot of questions, but I have a question concerning this verse and how it relates to the Supper:

    “For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 1:11)

    What is God saying here? Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglocatholics claim this verse is proof of the sacrifice in the Eucharist, but I'm not too sure. What is the sacrifice offered among the gentiles?