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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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The video is fairly good. The qualms that Martin Luther and his associates felt are very likely accurately reported and I do not doubt that some (or many) within Catholicism at the time of Luther had a view about justification and sanctification that was confused and confusing. Do you think that the video is accurate and helpful? Does it describe your view of the matters it covers?

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I haven't had time yet to listen to the video. I'm just catching up after being away.

 

However I have a book (called The Catholic Reformation) by Henri Daniel-Rops which is very interesting. he writes that there was already a "grass roots" movement calling for reform well before Luther. Cardinal Ximenes was a great advocate of reform in Spain. He died in 1517 (the date of Luther's 95 theses) at an old age (over 80)

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