-NO INDULGENCES -LISTEN TO THE BIBLE NOT THE POPE -ALL SHOULD READ THE BIBLE -OH BTW I HAVE 92 MORE POINTS... Martin Luther
Martin Luther was angry with the church, for example, they sold indulgences which was forgiveness of sins for ten days for a day's work pay. Martin Luther didn't support this because he believed that forgiveness came from God. Another problem with the church was simony, which was the act of paying to attain a church job like pope or cardinal. Finally, there was multiple popes that excommunicated each other and told the people about the Bible instead of letting them read it for themselves.
Martin Luther visited Rome and went to these stairs. These stairs were the same exact stairs that Jesus walked on before his death and his bloodstains were on these stairs. It was believed that on every stair, people were to say a prayer and once they reached the top they would attain forgiveness. When Martin Luther visited, he said "who knows if it is true" in unbelief in this Catholic tradition.
Diet of The Worms
The 95 thesis was written by Martin Luther and nailed to the church door. Martin Luther had many doubts with the church and wanted answers to his questions. He had written down 95 points on what was wrong with the church in which included the church abusing their power in believing that they had the right to sell forgiveness, and that salvation can only be given by faith in Jesus Christ alone.
sola Scriptura- Scripture Alone solus christus- Christ Alone sola gratia- grace alonesolam fidem- faith alone soli deo gloria- Glory of God Alone
Five Solas Scripture-Alone Christ-Alone Grace-Alone Faith-Alone GloryofGod-Alone
The diet of the worms was held in Worms, Germany and was a trial against Martin Luther for his 95 thesis that was nailed on the church door. During this trial they claimed that Martin Luther was against the Pope and was tired of his nagging questions, therefore they threatened him to death unless he took back his words, he responded " Here I stand I can do no other so help me God."
After the Diet of the Worms, his supporters captured him and tok him to Wartburg Castle to hide until the people and church had settled down. Martin Luther pretended to be a criminal and grew a beard to disguise himself to others. During his time there though, he studied the Bible and read many books to help further educate himself and devoted his life to religion.