Originally Posted by TruthSetsFree
this is what Luther was excomminicated for - heresy, the same one he espoused..
I would be honored for the Catholic church to excommunicate me, that would tell me I am doing something right.
Jesus calls religious people that rely on themselves, white washed tombs.
Let me ask you, did those before Jesus rely on themselves or God? They relied on God through blood sacrifices, they didn't rely on themselves. They tried to obey the law but they couldn't, which is why they needed the sacrifices. Same thing with Jesus, I rely on him because I can't be perfect. I rely on Jesus' sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice for atonement of my sins.