Martin Luther's Argument Against The Roman Catholic Church

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Martin Luther was an influential leader during the Protestant Reformation. He confronted the Roman Catholic Church on their system of indulgences while everyone turned a blind eye. Constantly, Luther was called a liar, heretic, and an outlaw by the Catholic Church for his teachings that conflicted with the Roman Catholics’ religious orders and beliefs. However, he never stood down regardless of if he was to face death or excommunication. His theology would be the sole foundation of his teachings in regards to the Reformation. He argued that as believers of Christ, they must go to God directly for the forgiveness of sins, not to man. Using the Bible as evidence to authenticate his claims on salvation and God’s sovereignty, Martin Luther took a stand against the Roman Catholic Church during the Protestant Reformation between 1517 to 1521 preaching against the system of indulgences which lead to the spread of Protestantism, sparking a divide amongst the Christian faith.
Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany. At the age of twenty-one,
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The 95 theses demonstrated Luther 's frustration with the Pope and the Church. The purpose of writing them were to explain the meaning of forgiveness and salvation. Luther mentions that people are to trust and believe in God which will eventually lead them to gaining salvation through Jesus Christ. Deeds and money are not the solution to salvation. Finally, he criticizes and questions the Roman Catholic Church and the pope’s authority. At the time, pamphlets, ballads, and news outlets contributed to the spread of the 95 theses. People finally came to the conclusion that they were being deceived by the Roman Catholic church for their salvation, the system of indulgences only resulted in false hope to enter the kingdom God when one passed away. Luther began to gain followers as he continued with spreading his teachings in

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