According to one biography Hugh Latimer (1485-1555) was:
“Born in Leicestershire and educated at Cambridge, Latimer was at first antagonistic to the Reformation in England. He was converted in his thinking under the influence of Thomas Bilney, one of the leaders of a group of reformed theologians who met for discussion at the well-known White Horse Tavern. Latimer quickly became one of the leading spokesmen for the Reformation.
Latimer was chaplain to King Henry VIII and, in 1535, was made Bishop of Worcester. However, his reformed views led to charges of heresy, and he endured two brief imprisonments during times when Henry reacted against reform. …Arrested during the persecution of Reformers under Queen Mary, Latimer, along with Nicholas Ridley, was burned at the stake, in Oxford, on October 16, 1555. As the fires were lit, Latimer cried out to his companion, ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England as I trust shall never be put out!'”
Here is the damnable heretic Hugh Latimer hypocritically condemning papist merit-mongers for dishonoring Jesus Christ’s blood-shedding on the cross:
“For for what other cause did Christ come, but only to take away our sins by his passion, and so deliver us from the power of the devil? But these merit-mongers have so many good works, that they be able to sell them for money, and so to bring other men to heaven too by their good works: which, no doubt, is the greatest contempt of the passion of Christ that can be devised. For Christ only, and no man else, merited remission, justification, and eternal felicity for as many as will believe the same: they that will not believe it, shall not have it; for it is no more but, ‘Believe and have.’ For Christ shed as much blood for Judas, as he did for Peter: Peter believed it, and therefore he was saved; Judas would not believe, and therefore he was condemned; the fault being in him only, in nobody else. But to say, or to believe, that we should be saved by the law, this is a great dishonouring of Christ’s passion: for the law serveth to another purpose,— it bringeth us to the knowledge of our sins, and so to Christ: for when we be come through the law to the knowledge of our sins, when we perceive our filthiness, then we be ready to come to Christ, and fetch remission of our sins at his hands. But the papists fetch the remission of their sins, not in the passion of Christ, but in their own doings: they think to come to heaven by their own works; which is naught” (Hugh Latimer, Sermons; underlining mine).
Latimer lacks the self-awareness to realize that his damnable heresy of Christ shedding “as much blood for Judas, as he did for Peter” labels him a merit-monger just as much as the papists he condemns. For in Latimer’s scheme the ultimate ground of acceptance into heaven is the sinner’s effort, rather than the penal and preceptive LAW-FULFILLING work of Jesus Christ.
If Christ shed “as much blood for Judas, as he did for Peter” (as Hugh blasphemer would have it), then remission of sins is ultimately NOT found in the “passion of Christ, but in their own doings.” For according to Latimer the difference between remission and non-remission is NOT the efficacious blood-shedding of Jesus Christ, but the antichristian “belief” of the sinner.