Hi, I am Martin Luther I was born in Eisblen, Germany
How appalling! Selling indulgences to make money
Buy your indulgence! Enter a soul to heaven
I decided to create 95 theses and transform the bible from latin to german so everyone could read it
Hi, I am Martin Luther i was born in Eisleben, Germany on the 10th of November 1483. I decided I Wanted to be a Catholic Monk as I was once in a harsh storm and promised God if I survived I would become a Monk meaning i dedicating myself to the Augustinian order. I Also taught theology at the University of Wittenberg.
After Being sent to Rome on behalf of the monastery I was introduced to the Roman Catholic Church. I was appalled to see that the Catholic Church was selling indulgences,I immediately saw this as an act of crime. The church was selling these indulgences by persuading others that it was a ticket too heaven and that a relative stuck in Limbo a place between heaven and hell would be sent to heaven.
I later decided to write 95 theses along side John Calvin as selling indulgences to build Saint Peters Basilica was wrong an unjust. In these 95 theses I established to central beliefs. That the Bible is the central religious authority and that salvation is reached by ones faith and not their deeds. I then nailed the theses to the doors of Wittenberg to get their attention.