Martin Luther And The Catholic Church

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Martin Luther was a man who was alive between the late 1400’s and the mid 1500’s. He was a man who was very concerned for the welfare and progression of the Catholic Church in Europe at the time. He thought that the way things were run were not according to the Bible, and so he decided to make his opinion public. Because of this, he got a lot of bad backlash from the leaders of the Catholic Church and people in authority. Looking at the situation today, it can be firmly said and justified that Martin Luther was a hero for his work in bettering the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church during the time Martin Luther was alive is fairly different to the Catholic Church of the 21st century. It is also very different than every other denomination…show more content…
The bishops and archbishops of the church were put into their positions because of their social status, as opposed to their religiousness. The priests were actually very uneducated in the subject in which they were supposed to read and preach in, that language being Latin. With all of these troubles, there were multiple more, some worse than others. The church had become money and power hungry; taking more money from its people and convincing them to buy pardons to save their souls. This forced people into fear and made them join the church, despite their actual relationship with God and their…show more content…
Obviously, the Bible doesn't say those exact word, but he believed exactly what the Bible says, and that's what’s good. Acts 16:31 says “Believe in the Lord and you will be saved- you and your household.” Those goes to prove the correctness of Martin Luther and his thinking. Anyone who is a christian knows that the Bible is 100% accurate, and cannot argue with what it says. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God…” once again proving that faith is a large factor of salvation, despite what was said in the past. It can be safely said that Martin Luther was a hero to the old Catholic Church, despite their blindness to their faults. Although his opinions were the very thing that got him into trouble situations, he still made an impact on some parts of the world. He was a man with good intentions that were able to show once they were put into play though Lutheranism, which was the religion stemming from his beliefs, based around his beliefs. Thanks to Luther, the Catholic Church, and every other denomination in christianity can rely on the Bible; God’s
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