|This hideous papal crown, suggesting his|
political authority, is the reason that Pope-King is a title
favored by the ultras in Roman Catholicism.
This also appeals to Protestant wannabees.
Given that the Bible itself says that no Scripture is a matter of private interpretation, I would hope that no Christian would say that they "interpret the Bible for themselves." Even so, there's a fine line between what Protestants (in general, since it's tough to generalize like that) say they're doing and what the Bible says we're not supposed to do...
|The bishops mitre (hat) is considered more modest than the crown,|
but the message is clear - "Don't cross the infallible bishop."
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|As Luther said in the sermon for this Sunday,|
about false teachers -
"No one sends them. They come of themselves. This is the true description of false prophets, that they force themselves into the ministry."
|In WELS, ordination means becoming an expert in everything,|
even when a state school says, as they did to Brenner,
"You need a year of study to qualify as a graduate student."