HI! I am Martin Luther I find many things wrong with the Catholic church. The leaders are too wealthy, some priests are unholy, many people can't understand the Bible, and I don't believe you should pay for Indulgences.
I must tell the people what i think!
Martin Luther nailed his thoughts about the Catholic church on the door of a church in Wittenburg Germany. This is called the "95 Theses" and is the start of the Protestant church.
Here are 95 things I think the church is doing bad: page one out of 95
We will call the Council of Trent!
We must respond to Martin Luther!
We can reform the church from within, and we have to stop the spread of the Protestantism.
Council Of Trent
We Reject “sola fide”. We need faith and good works for salvation. We reject predestination. There are 7 sacraments Pope is a leader of the Church. Authority of Church comes from scripture and tradition.
Good or Bad?
Some of the pros and cons of the Protestant Refermation: Cons: The church was divided and separted, and many people left. Pros: Many new orders came from the refermation which helped restore the image of the church The Church realized it's corruption and fixed it The Church made it's teaching more understandable and lucid.
Differences Between Catholics and Protestants today.
Protestants don't believe that the Pope is God's number one leader on earth. Most Protestants don't believe that the Eucharist isn't fully Jesus. Most Protestants don't ask Mary or any of the saints to pray for them. Most Protestants don't believe in purgatory. Protestants believe in sola Scriptura which means only by scripture.