Buy your place in the kingdom of God with indulgences!
The Catholic Church is corrupt , Something needs to change!
I SHALL NOT RECANT!
Recant Luther or you will be excommunicated!
In 1517 John Tetzel began selling indulgences. Luther did not think that this was the will of God as it was not mentioned in the Bible
Recant Luther recant!
Diet of Worms
Luther nails his 95 theses to the church door of Wittenberg
Luther as sent a papal bull ( a letter from the Pope) threatening to be excommunicated ( expelled from the Catholic church) if he didn't recant ( take back what he said) Luther refused and burnt the papal bull in public.
In 1521 Luther as invited to the Diet of Worms where many princes gathered. (parliament)
After Luther refused to recant,the Diet of worms declared him an outlaw. Luther hid in Wartburg castle where he translated the Bible into German so everyone could understand the Word of God.
Luther died in 1546 just before a war broke out between the two sides. The peace of Augsburg ( 1555) brought the war to an end, resulting in a split within the Catholic church