Martin Luther 12 Thesis

Martin Luther 12 Thesis-89
Churches of various denominations can be found within walking distance of one another.

He witnessed poor peasants giving up their life savings to buy an indulgence for a dead relative, in the hope of saving their loved ones from the tortures of purgatory. Luther saw nothing in the Bible that gave the Church the right to charge people for their salvation.

The church was supposed to be a spiritual sanctuary, not a marketplace.

However, it is important to remember that Luther was not trying to undermine the Church.

He was just trying to get them to stop making money off the business of salvation.

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The church had been in the practice of granting indulgences in exchange for good works and acts of piety for centuries, ever since Pope Urban II offered indulgences to Crusaders in 1095.

Luther questioned whether the church had the authority to grant such indulgences.

Then it goes into the story of Martin Luther, from his 95 Theses through the Diet of Worms up to the beginning of the German Peasant Revolt. ' their answer probably will not be 'I'm a Christian.' They are much more likely to say 'I'm a Baptist' or 'I'm a Presbyterian' or 'I'm a Unitarian.' In general, most Christians identify themselves with a certain denomination, or sect of their religion. There are several denominations of Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and all of the other religions out there.

However, none can match Christianity for sheer numbers.

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