Luther was caught in a terrible lighting storm one night coming home. He declared that if he were to survive he would dedicate his life to Christianity and God.
I'll give my life to Christ if I survive the storm!
The church sold indulgences to everyday people, and claimed that they were a one way ticket to heaven. Without them, you would have no chance of being forgiven of your sins.
Buy indulgences! They are your ONLY ticket to heaven!
Save us from our sins!
Indulgences do nothing! They are just a piece of paper. This is corrupt!
It can't be...
Luther began to question his faith, as he thought selling indulgences was corrupt and wrong.
This will convince them!
Luther wrote a 95-thesis in protest against the selling of indulgences, and many more copies were made with the printing press. He stated that everyones' precious money would be used for the church and other things.
Luther nailed his thesis into the church door for everyone to see, and this angered the church authority very much.
This goes against the church! You will destroy Christianity!
What is truth?
Burn all his writings!
Luther's writings about religion were burned, and many people were outraged by what was being done. Luther was then summoned to the Diet of Worms to have him recant his works.