Hello! I'm Martin Luther and I was born in Germany, Eisleben and I was baptised in this church.
Roman Catholic Church
How Appalling!!! The Church is selling indulgences to everyone to make money!
Buy your indulgences! Enter a soul into heaven!
Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany on the 10th of November 1483, he was immediately baptised the day after and later on in life, he decided he wanted to become a Catholic Monk, dedicating himself to the Augustinian order, devoting himself to long prayers, fasting and pilgrimage and frequent confession. Luther was also sent to teach Theology at the University of Wittenberg.
Martin Luther and His Teachings!
WE ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!
The Church teachings are wrong in selling the indulgences and the positions of authority to the Catholic Church. The bible is the central religious authority and we may reach salvation only by our deeds!
When Luther finished his studies, he was sent to Rome on behalf of his monastery and was appalled by the Roman Catholic Church selling indulgences to raise money to build the St. Peter's Basilica. Luther did not agree with this at all believing that the Church teachings were wrong and that it was more concerned with making money than saving souls. Selling indulgences also was very unfair to those who could not pay to save a soul.
Diet of Worms
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other.
I condemn your writings to be conflicting with the teachings of the Church. You are a heretic and I will excommunicate you in this following year if you shall not recant.
Martin Luther wrote 95 theses and nailed them to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, attacking Pope abuses and the sale of indulgences. These theses propounded two central beliefs that the bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds. These beliefs were the spark of the Protestant Reformation.
Martin Luther gained many followers known as Protestants because they protested against the Catholic Church. Luther's ideas spread through printed pamphlets and gaining support through German rulers and peasants who rose up to the feudal lords. Those Protestants who followed Luther came to be known as Lutherans.
WE ARE LUTHERANS!
In 1521, Luther was summoned to the Diet of Worms, an imperial council that was convened to decide his fate. The pope condemned his writings as conflicting with the teachings of the Church and named Martin Luther a heretic. Luther did not recant (stop holding his belief) so the pope declared for him to be excommunicated him the following year.