Martin Luther was a boy who was born in Germany in 1483. His parents wanted him to be a lawer so they sent him to the best schools they could afford.
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When Luther was walking home from university, a thunderstorm came. Luther prayed to God saying that if he kept him safe, he would become a monk and work for God for the rest of his life.
Bible in German
Luther worshiped God and gave up being a lawer. He soon realised that the Catholic church had loads of wealth and asked poor people for their money. The bible was only in Latin so only some people could read it including Luther. He studied the bible very hard.
protestants for life. Save the poor!
He realises that the bible doesnt say that you have to pay indulgences to get to heaven. It says the only way for God to forgive you is to fully believe in him. He decideds to write the 95 theses which is 95 things the Catholic Church are doing unfairly. He printed it all over Europe. People started to agree with them.
Luther protests against the Catholic Church and is then excommunicated (kicked out of the Catholic Church). Luther is now an outlaw and stays at his friends castle for one year. While he was their he decided to rewrite the bible into German and put it all over Europe.
Protestants were a group of people that believed in Luthers work and were against the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church was then split in half. Luther was the leader and went on to give out to the Catholic Church.