He then became a monk through reading a verse in the Bible. As he went through lecturing about it over the time, he began to question himself about the ways of salvation. His individual opinion made him think that the Catholic Church’s way of salvation was wrong. From studying the Bible, Luther found that it wasn’t all about the good deeds that they did or the money that you pay to be salvated. To him, all they needed to be salvated was
They value cleanliness and no show of wealth. In this strict religious society it is hard to be accepted unless you have a connection with God. Then the Age of Reason brought ideas of freedom which made people want to get away from the strict Puritan society. By the time of the American Revolution, very few people still believed and followed the Puritan religion and practices. These new ideas caused by
This buildup of emotion could not be acted upon because of the towns folks religion; therefore, they had to act upon them through the system of the church. Although they were influenced by an extremely strict religious structure, with their entire purpose to purify the church of England, and having thus far failed to do
I believe that the relationship between the British and Americans could not have been saved primarily because England had always had a big bully mentality; you better agree with me or suffer the consequences kind of approach. In actuality, that is exactly how the Puritan arrived in America. The Puritans were once people of political influences but soon were being persecuted; they preferred to follow the Bibles as guides to their daily lives instead of the King of England. It got to the point, the Puritans decided to face the dangerous journey to the New World in hopes of freedom to practice their religion in peace. In comparison, America was similar to Belize a former British colony able to establish self rule under the British Commonwealth
Luther never had the intention to defy or overthrow the Church. However, he felt obligated to confront the Church and its many false teachings. Many Germans became followers of Luther because of his presentation of individualism in religion. He emphasizes the significance of practicing personal faith rather than being devoted to the
C. S. Lewis noted: "We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present." The journey of the Church was changed for the better, due to the aftermath of Martin Luther’s Thesis. Luther believed in a more active role of Christians in their walk with God and that the rules set by the Catholic Church were not based from Biblical rules that are required of them. From the time of Jesus, the search for the freedom to worship freely had been a struggle, with many followers of Jesus losing their life.
In exasperation of the Angelica church, not following the scriptures, early puritans came to America to escape persecution. Puritans believed that God had formed a unique covenant, or agreement with them. They believed in a new sect in which God’s law was held supreme. They believed that the bible and its message were above man’s law, and therefore that , it was the key to salvation. Most of the dissenters settled in New England, and it was in these new colonies that they establish a close-knit community governed by absolute religious faith and strict discipline.
Otherwise, it very well may not have had the same effect at a different time, and it wouldn’t have caused the same amount of change. Unfortunately, the Catholic Church didn’t like the idea of people breaking away and going to other denominations. They also didn’t like the loss in indulgences as people realized that they didn’t need to pay to free their loved ones from purgatory or be released of sin. So, the church came up with the idea of Counter-Reformation, and then it created the Council of Trent which both held to the idea of bringing back Catholicism and fighting the spread of Protestantism. There was also the start of the Jesuits who wanted to spread Christianity and went to further out areas, like India, to spread their
Anne accused the ministers of preaching only The Covenant of Works, which is an accusation that assaulted the heart of the Puritan Beliefs, that faith mattered most. Accusing the Puritan minsters of teaching only a covenant of works is equivalent to accusing them of being no better than the Church of England, which was what caused the movement to begin in the first place because they wanted to save the church of
Oscar Wilde said “selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” That said, the Puritans were a very religious group of people who wished to escape religious persecution in order to spread their beliefs to others. Their hatred and enmity of both the church was so great they could no longer stay in England. In their point of view, there was nothing wrong with what they did at all. Their reason for leaving was religious freedom, but their way of thinking was mean and inconsiderate. For people that felt attacked and persecuted for following a certain religion, they were certainly did not show any empathy towards others who had views opposing theirs.