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Martin Luther on The Immaculate Conception

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Christians in the first centuries of the Church believed in the Immaculate Conception of Mary, In fact all Christians,until 500 years ago, up until and including Martin Luther, believed in the Immaculate Conception. Luther was the founder of Protestant Reformation. I discovered this on  a post written in 2007 on Bread from Heaven. It is interesting that Luther’s followers reject anything that is not written in the Bible. However, neither Luther nor Holy Scripture itself demands that all truth should be rejected unless it is contained in the Bible. Luther’s beautiful reflection’s on Mary follow: It is a sweet and pious belief that the infusion of Mary’s soul was effected without original sin; so that in the very infusion of her soul she was also purified from original sin and adorned with God’s gifts, receiving a pure soul infused by God; thusfrom the first moment she began to live she was free from all sin. read more>