The problem with the popes was that they were more interested in power and wealth, and broke promises. Also, the church would try to raise money. Some of their ideas are having people pay for jobs, forgiveness, and paying for an office.
Sola scriptura = "by scripture alone"Sola fide = "by faith alone"Sola gratia = by grace aloneSola Christus = " Through Christ alone"Soli deo gloria = " glory to god alone
The stairs were important because it allowed deceased people to reduce the time their souls spend in purgatory.
Diet of worms
"Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise."
The purpose of diet of Worms was how to react to Martin's teachings.
Martin Luther disliked indulgence because he thought it was an abuse of church. In addition, he said one lived a life of humility in order to receive God's grace. This means Luther believes that we need to earn God's grace.
New testament language is german
Martin luther is not allowed
Luther's response was," Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason, I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other, my conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen."
In the castle, Luther translated the new testament from greek to german. In addition, he fought battles with Satan, and had trouble with exile.