German Reformation

German Reformation

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  • Martin Luther was a devout Christian, and did not approve of how the church robbed of the people's money.
  • You can't do that! Selling indulgences is against the Bible. The church is corrupt...
  • Committed a sin? Get your ticket to heaven here!
  • 95 Theses: Why the church is corrupt 1. Selling indulgences to rebuild St. Peter's Cathedra; 2. Pope is not the center of power! 3. Salvation is earned through forgiveness and not good works 4. All church teachings must be based on the Bible 5. All people of faith are equal
  • The word will spread through the people thanks to the printing press. We must push for reformation!
  • He pasted the 95 Theses on the walls of the castle church in Wittenburg. He was seen as a nuisance and was excommunicated.
  • Thanks to the technology of the printing press, Martin Luther's 95 Theses were reprinted and distributed throughout Europe. His teachings were more and more supported by others also wanted a reformation of the corrupted church.
  • The church tried to burn Martin Luther's books, but he had already translated them into German, the language of the people. It was too late; his teachings had already spread throughout Europe.
  • Pope Leo X banned him from the church so he could not go to heaven. Some of the princes supported his ideas, and others stayed loyal to the Pope and King Charles.
  • I don't like him! He is not following the church and many Christians are calling themselves Lutherans. 
  • Martin Luther does make a good point, but I have to remain loyal...
  • Let's sign the Peace of Augsburg. This will allow us to choose the religion of our own territory since they cannot force us back into the Catholic Church. 
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