The 95 Theses: Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

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Not many are there that speak out for themselves. Not many are the ones who want people to know the truth that will lead them out of the darkness of the abyss. But Martin Luther did. Martin Luther desired for an innovation when he realized the actions of the Roman Catholic Church were misguided. When he discovered that the Church was hiding the truth from its followers, he was angered because of the fact that money was being stolen for the believers. The 95 Theses were written by Martin Luther where he criticized the Church and its doctrine. This kindled a new reformation that opened up people’s knowledge about the Bible. The Protestant Reformation was launched and a new religion grew with the principles that Martin Luther established. New …show more content…
The 95 Theses were written on October 31, 1517 by an angry Martin Luther. The 95 Theses contained effective evidence of Luther going against the selling of indulgences. Not only that, Martin Luther also criticized the Catholic Church and its leaders. Martin Luther made sure to accentuate the facts about what the pope was really doing. For example, Martin Luther mentioned on the 9th Theses that the Holy Spirit in the pope is kind, but the pope access the death of many people (Martin Luther 95 Theses, 1517). Luther was saying that although the pope seemed good, he was not because he was twisting the truth and keeping it from the followers. Not only that, Martin Luther wrote in the 86th Theses, “Why does not the pope, whose wealth is today greater than the riches of the richest, build just this one church of St. Peter with his own money, rather than the money of the poor believers?” Luther pointed out that though the pope was wealthy, he took the money of the poor people through the sale of indulgences. He went against the leaders saying in the 80th Theses: “The bishops, curates and theologians who allow such talk to spread among the people, will have an account to render,”(Martin Luther, 1517). Martin Luther went against the leaders because they always claimed about peace,but there was no peace. He wanted the …show more content…
Martin Luther showed many people, that although he was excommunicated from the Church, God kept loving him and Luther never gave up the fight to reform the Catholic Church. He hung on tightly to what he believed and because of this, many people followed his steps in order to follow the One and only true God. Martin Luther was a leader because of the fact that he made people begin to think for themselves. The Bible was kept hidden from the believers of the Church, but Luther broke the darkness by translating the Bible. His actions of writing the 95 Theses exploded the Protestant Reformation. He left a legacy behind that was never forgotten. His reasons of reforming the Catholic Church grew to be a new religion to people. Lutheranism, Calvinism, and so many more religions stemmed off the leadership of Luther. They fought for the Church to stop lying and stealing the money and their trust in God, away from the believers. Martin Luther had an epiphany that the Catholic Church was using the sale of indulgences as profit for the pope and the leaders(Douglas O. Linder). Luther fought for the truth until his death on February 18, 1546. “Martin Luther left a legacy and his desire for people to feel closer to God led him to translate the Bible into the language of the people, radically changing the relationship between church leaders and their followers,” (Bio

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