Twelfth Ecumenical Council Essay

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There have been several issues with the Catholic Church within the past centuries. Some hadn 't thought to question the ways of the Church–– but some had taken actions into accord when reform was requested or needed. The Nineteenth Ecumenical Council–– which was moreover known as the Council of Trent, had played a role in the reform on the Catholic Church. It was also considered to be one of the most important councils throughout the history of Roman Catholic Churches.

Before the formation of the council, Martin Luther, a monk who was born in Germany became an important icon during the 16th Century when he began the Protestant Reformation. In 1517, when Pope Leo X introduced a new set of indulgences, Luther found it as a wrongdoing, especially
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One being indulgences and how it was falsely sold to followers as a form of money earning. Although many believers thought that indulgences that were charged by the church would assure them that their sins would be forgiven, it was thought to be an unfair method. Not only that however, it was known to oppose the teachings of the bible and seen to be abusing the power of the Church. This wasn 't the first time that concerns about indulgences arose. It was mentioned several times in Luther 's 95 Thesis where he spoke ill about indulgences. As seen on his 45th Thesis, it states: “Christians who should be taught that he who sees a needy person, but passes him by although he gives money for indulgences, gains no benefit from the Pope 's pardon, but only incurs the wrath of …show more content…
This is because there have been numerous translations that may have altered the meanings and teachings behind the Scriptures. The bishops also confirmed that the only accepted, or authentic version of the bible was the Latin Vulgate Bible which was recommended for sermons and discussions. Not only that however they found it that the bible should never be used for irrational purposes that abused the power of the Lord.

Another important reform that the Council of Trent made was the definition of Original Sin and the opinions that followers held about the origin of the sin. The decree that concerned the Original Sin stated that; Adam, who lost his holiness that was given by God to the sin of disobedience and through that aggression he was changed in body and soul. Those who thought so otherwise would become anathema. Other than that, those who were born into the world were to live with the Original

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