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1 Timothy 6:3–5
From the Confessions: Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
The idolatry in the profanation of the masses is clear, which, besides other faults, are brazenly applied for shameful profit.
Pulling It Together
Just as the grace of God is freely given, so is the means of grace. The Sacraments are not for hire. They are freely given, as need dictates. Sinners require a liberal provision of God’s grace. If anyone charges a fee for God’s free services, he is either deceived in his doctrine, or a religious extortionist.
Prayer: Thank you for your gifts of mercy, love, forgiveness, and peace through Christ Jesus. Amen.
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