Martin Luther 's Rough Draft Essay
H World History
12 October 2015
Martin Luther Essay Rough Draft “If there is no struggle there is no progress” (Frederick Douglass). Hundreds of years ago the world was ruled by the pope and Catholicism. Everyone obeyed the pope and followed his rules. People became desensitized to what they were doing and true faith in Jesus had faded away. Yet, a few men dared to change the course of faith. Although, it was not an easy path they headed down they persevered through struggles and began the protestant reformation against Catholicism. The protestant reformation of the 1500’s had many different paths but two very important paths were Martin Luther’s fight against the Catholic Church, and King Henry VIII’s longing to divorce his wife that led to England’s break from the Catholic Church. Martin Luther had many motives to start a change among the people and he took action to begin a transformation. It all started when Luther was caught in a terrible thunderstorm and he was in fear of losing his life. In that moment Luther made a promise to God that he would become a monk and serve the Lord for the rest of his life. As a monk Luther did his best in an attempt to please God. He would cause himself to suffer because he believed he was so sinful.
I was a good monk, and I kept the rule of my order so strictly that I may say that if ever a monk got to heaven by his monkery it was I. All my brothers in the monastery who knew me will bear me out. If I had kept on…