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DATE Regarding doctrine of purgatory, Martin Luther reported in a “Table Talk” 1538:

“God has placed two ways before us in His Word: salvation by faith, damnation by unbelief (Mark 16:16). He does not mention purgatory at all. Nor is purgatory to be admitted, for it obscures the benefits and grace of Christ.”

Luther was not the first of the Reformation nor the last but was clearly a Large Key in its success.  Raised a devout Roman Catholic he was soundly converted and sought Biblical answers no longer satisfied with merely man’s methods. 

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