Faith plus good works, equals salvation! Also, pay up or you won't attain eternal life.
Shouldn't faith in God alone mean salvation? Also, why are we having to pay for fogiveness? I studied The Bible to find the true meaning of salvation! Aren't they profiting off religion?
Martin Luther publishes the 95 theses which attacks the Catholic church on it's selling of indulgences on October 31, 1517 formally starting the Protestant reformation.
The Diet of Worms was held to know the fate of Martin Luther after attacking the Church. It was done in Worms, Germany.
Martin Luther's act started reformation across Europe: Germany, England, Switzerland and Scotland.
Martin Luther was excommunicated. The Church thought he would take back the 95 theses, but he did not.
The legacy of the Protestant Reformation has helped open the minds, eyes, and hearts of believers to a new view of Christianity even in the 21st century. Protestantism began in northern Europe in the early 16th century as a reaction to medieval Roman Catholic doctrines and practices since the Church was involved with Simony and Indulgences. Because of this phenomenon, numerous Catholic reforms came to be during the Renaissance such as analyzing problems of the Church, banning of selling indulgences, reaffirming sacraments, and etc. Protestantism spread throughout the world and wherever it gained a foothold, it influenced the social, economic, political, and cultural life of an area. Still, today’s modern times has made Protestants face struggles, but nevertheless they are strong with their faith since after all we Christians are given hope and love under only one loving God.