Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses Essay

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Who is one of the few people who broke away from the Catholic Church? Martin Luther. Martin Luther broke away for the catholic church because he believed that salvation is achieved not by good deeds but by right faith.“Few people have made a greater impact on the course of world history more than Luther has”( Forster 1). Because Martin Luther lived, the world is better place. To start off, “On November 10, 1483 Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany (Forster 1). Martin’s parents Hans and Margaret Luther were not very rich. Martin’s father was a miner and it was not a very high paying job, but later on he got a higher rank and rented the “pits” (Forster 1). Hans Luther tried very hard to get money for his family. Even though they…show more content…
This day is called the Reformation Day By the Protestants. Many people say that Luther took the list he mad and nailed it in Wittenberg at a cathedral. Not many people used the door but it was used for people to tell other of activity that were happening, but to Luther 's disappointment no one cared about the theses. The Ninety-Five Theses were a list of the problem in the catholic church(Forster 3). As the Reformation started Luther he started to preach with lectures and teaching them the right way to follow Christ Jesus. “In 1521, Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X. He was ordered to appear before leading authorities at the Diet of Worms”(Forster 3). The Diet of Worms was sent to him commanding Luther to deing nay the many things he said about the catholic church. But he stood strong and said “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not retract anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go conscience. I cannot do otherwise”(Forster 3-4). Thing were not going his way so later “On May 8, 1521, the council released the Edict of Worms, banning Luther’s writing and declaring him a ‘convicted heretic’”(“Martin Luther” 4). This made him not only banned but a criminal in the eyes of the church. Later in his life he married Katharina von Bora. They lived together and had six
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