“Luther tries to persuade the German nobility that the Pope is evil and that they should trust in God.”
“Firstly, if pressed by the temporal power, they have affirmed and maintained that the temporal power has no jurisdiction over them, but, on the contrary, that the spiritual power is above the temporal. 2
Secondly, if it were proposed to admonish them with the Scriptures, they objected that no one may interpret the Scriptures but the Pope.
Thirdly, if they are threatened with a council, they pretend that no one may call a council but the Pope.”
“The first of the three walls was that the Church has more power over the government. So if the government tried to take force, they could say, “ the spiritual power is above the temporal.” The second wall is that if someone tries to use the bible against the church, that they can say “no one may interpret the Scriptures but the Pope.” Finally, the last wall is that if someone tries to call a council the Romanists may reject that because they say “no one may call a council but the Pope.” The Romanists built these imaginary walls as a guard, so no one may get to the Church or punish them from their sins. Luther seeing how they are wrong proves how to get past these walls.”