'Everything that is done in the world is done by hope'
I'm Martin Luther!
Pay more and the faster you will go to heaven
Don't you see, he just wants the money!
I don't earn much and I have given all my money.
This better help.
This is all I have got!
Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany and his family then moved to Mansfeld, Germany a few years later. At about age 20, Martin Luther moved back to his home town. At age 25 he moved to Wittenburg (Germany) to study at the Augustinian monastery (university).
We need to stop the selling of indulgences and change the power of the church!
The church is fine!
Martin Luther was born in the 16th century on the 10th of November, 1483. He was a German professor of theology, a priest, composer and monk.
You and your group are heretics, you don't deserve to be in our religion!
'Peace if possible, trust at all costs!'
You are no longer welcome in our church!
Martin Luther believed that the church did not care for what was best for people, only about the money they earned from selling indulgences. Selling indulgences was the practice of giving money to the church to reduce the amount of punishment for your sins that awaited you in heaven. Martin Luther also believed that the church only about their power, he thought everyone should not have to rely on the church to read and translate the bible.
'Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry' - 1 Corinhians 10:14.
Martin Luther knew that what the church was doing was wrong and he decided to put a stop to it. He posted a letter on the door of the church called the '95 Theses' this letter addressed all the issues he saw with the church. Many people agreed that the church needed to change because of political and economical reasons but others believed that the church was fine as it was.
In 1521, Emperor Charles V banned Luther's writings and declared him a heretic and an enemy of the state. After this important members of the Catholic Church met in the Trento three times between the years 1545 and 1563, as a result of the Protestant Reformation. It reinforced Catholic beliefs regarding salvation, the sacraments, and the Biblical canon, answering all Protestant disputes. Even though many people followed Martin Luther, many people stayed faithful to the catholic church.
We don't need to change!
After many meeting of the Council of Trent, indulgences were taken away and the amount of power the churches priest had lowered. During the counter-reformation, the Protestant Church, Lutheran Church and the Reformed Church were formed due to the disagreements in society. The split through the church caused many disagreements but many changes to traditions that we still have today. Modern democracy, scepticism, capitalism, individualism, civil rights, and education all became a bigger concept.