Martin Luther's Protestation Against The Roman Catholic Church

analytical Essay
844 words
844 words

In the early 1500's Martin Luther, a German priest, was believed to have started the uprising against the Roman Catholic Church's views, morals and structure which changed the way people viewed religion today. He questioned the morals of the Church and found great corruption within the members of the Church. Luther's attack on the sale of indulgences by the Church, amongst other issues, prompted many new Churches and religions to be formed. The Reformation, as it is commonly being known today, was an uprising against the Roman Catholic’s views, morals and structure of the Church by this man: Martin Luther. His conviction spread quickly which started Christianity and Protestantism around the world. During the 16th century the Reformation changed …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how martin luther challenged the roman catholic's church theology, structure and morality by selling indulgences. luther believed in "sola gratia"; salvation by grace alone.
  • Explains that martin luther detested the teachings of the roman catholic church and spread his message through the bible translation.
  • Explains that the roman catholic church was once a rich and powerful institution with many questionable practices that prevented them from being relevant spiritual leaders to its people. martin luther started the protestant revolution which changed christianity forever.
  • Explains that martin luther, a german priest, started the uprising against the roman catholic church's views, morals and structure which changed the way people viewed religion today.

His passion was in the message "Sola Scriptura”, meaning scripture alone, where you could receive salvation through the scriptures in the Bible (, 2016). After Luther translated the Bible, many people had their own interpretations of the bible, which lead to many revolts against the Roman Catholic Church. These different interpretations of the Bible came to develop new forms of Protestantism. When Martin Luther died, his teachings allowed a form of Protestation known as Lutheranism to be formed (, n.d.). Today, Lutheranism, which is based on the teachings of Martin Luther, is one of the largest Protestant Christian denominations. According to the Lutheran World Federation, there are nearly 66 million Lutherans worldwide. The translation of the scripture has allowed Protestantism to expand and to allow other people to have their own interpretations of the bible. Though Protestantism share the same idea that salvation is only through Christ and the reading of the scripture, many have different views of the Roman Catholic Church. Some of the Protestantism include; Anglican, Lutheran, Baptists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, and United Church of Christ. (, 2016). There are now more than 900 million Protestants worldwide among approximately 2.4 billion Christians. It all started because Martin Luther disagreed with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church which led to the Reformation and the start of

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