It's the early 1500's and the church is building St. Peter's Bascillica. Leo X is desperate for money.
Like making up ways for people buy their way out of purgatory?
Yo! Pope, we still need more dough for St. Pete's church thing. Let's do something unethical!
Perfect! Let's call them something prestegious like "indulgences!"
After the church began to sell indulgences and become even more corrupt, some people got fed up.
Hey Martin Luther, did you hear about the whole "church selling time out of purgatory" thing?
Seriously?! I am so done with this corruption! I want the church to be good, again.
These 95 Thesis's that I will nail to the door will help the church to get better.
95 Reasons Why the Church Needs to Change Reason 1) Nobody can buy their way out of purgatory, that's totally unbiblical! Reason 2) The church has way way way too much cash, and it should be giving its resources to the poor and those in need. Reason 3) The Pope also has way too much power. Jesus is the head of the Catholic Church, not a mere man.
Though the message was not made for the common people, they responded very well to the message. They spread it all throughout Europe with the help of the printing press.
Bro, Martin Luther's whole "95 Thesis's " thing is really good. We need to start printing this out for everyone to see.
Already on it! I've got my guys copying different pages in front of the church, and I'm using my fancy new printing press to copy it quickly.
However, the church was not too happy. In 1520, Pope Leo X went to talk to Martin Luther.
I am making you exiled from the church
You are excommunicated for your betrayal
What does that mean?
You and what army??
A year later, Martin Luther was put before Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his ego to be judged.
I shall pass the Edict of Worms, which will make you and your writing outlawed.
I'm the best!
I tried to play nicely, and now I'm a criminal for talking about Sola Fide, how only belief in Christ is what gets you into Heaven? I'm done... BRING IT CATHOLICS!!!