Indulgences In Martin Luther's 95 Theses

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No, Rome was not right at all to go against Martin Luther, which he was representing the truth in the word of God. One of the traditions and practices Martin Luther opposed in his '95 Theses', was how the Roman Catholic were selling and buying of "indulgences" which supposed to be official papers sold by the Church which supposedly removed the results of one's immoral actions. People could buy indulgences on behalf of others or for themselves. The people also had their right to buy indulgences for wrong actions they planned to commit. In my understanding, the Roman Catholic were using their political power and authority on people who have lack of knowledge of the truth, or knew the truth but was in fear to face the truth about the selling and buying of indulgence until Martin Luther received revelation in…show more content…
He gave promises for the plenary indulgence to all who visited the tomb of Saint Peter. This means when they died, they would be spared the time they would otherwise have to remain in purgatory being cleansed of their sins, which Jesus had already died to pay the penalty for all of our sins (Romans 5:8). Rome was flooded with pilgrims who came to render homage, not only to Saint Peter but also to his successor, who seemed to be the foremost figure in Europe. There were other times when John Huss, a Czech priest, philosopher, spent the majority of his funds in purchasing indulgences for his sins. John XXIII, who proclaimed a Crusade against Naples; mostly for reasons relating to Italian politics, and had a determination that the Crusade would be financed through the sale of indulgences. The indulgences were for the remission of the time to be spent in purgatory in purification and punishment for sins (Gonzalez, J. L., 2010, Chapter 34). These were educated and qualified leaders that were selling and buying indulgences to pay for their sins which Jesus Christ had already paid the price for our
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