Differences Of Martin Luther And Protestantism

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Martin Luther is a reformer and also a priest and professor of theology who challenged the Roman Catholic Church and launched the Reformation. Martin Luther along with his followers disagreed with the practice found within the Roman Catholic Church; therefore, sparked a revolution in Catholic Europe. Martin Luther and his followers set out to distinguish the religious beliefs and practice between the Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholicism. As a result the Roman Catholicism disintegrated while Protestantism rose up. This type of upheaval contributed to later revolutions to, such as the American Revolution and the French Revolution, which fought for Democracy.
At age twenty- two Martin Luther entered the monastery and became
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The Protestant denominations believes in ‘Faith alone’- deliverance comes through faith in Jesus Christ without the intervention of the Pope, priest, saints or the Virgin Mary. The Protestant denominations practice living lives of sincerity and simplicity and studied scripture. ‘Scripture one’- the only authority for Christians is the Bible. Whereas the Roman Catholicism focused on work. The Roman Catholicism believe that salvation comes through the work of man with the authority of the Pope, priest, and saints. The Roman Catholicism practice the sale of indulgence in exchange for forgiveness for …show more content…
The leaders contended that they had the right to choose if peasant were to remain loyal to the Pope or follow the Protestant Reformation. The peasant on the other hand opposed; therefore, fought for independence and freedom from the Pope’s power. The peasants called upon Martin Luther for help. Consequently, close to a thousand peasants were killed and Martin Luther was viewed as a mis-leader.
An additional conflict to the rise of Protestantism was the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Approximately twenty thousand Protestants in Paris and France combined were killed after King Charles IX initiated an attack against the Protestant French out of fear that he would be overthrown.
A dictionary definition of the term revolution “is a significant change that usually occurs in a short period of time”. Martin Luther thought that it was necessary to stand up for something he believed to be wrong and needed to be changed. Martin Luther accused the Roman Catholic Church of misrepresenting religion to advance its own gain and not to teach how to live by faith through Jesus Christ. Martin Luther wanted to exercise his freedom of speech and religion; therefore, he launched the Protestant Reformation, which intended to change the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and effecting revolutions to

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