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The Protestant Reformation

Post  Romane D. on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:18 am

In the beginning of the Middle Ages, the Church came up in new affairs. Popes were against Italian princes, fighting for political power and they also hired painters to make the churches prettier. To be able to accomplish these projects, Churches decided to increase the fees for services such as baptism and marriages. The Church had granted indulgences only for good actions. Indulgences is the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution.

In 1517, a german man named Martin Luther, created a revolt against the Church , because they were selling indulgences, or pardons for people’s sins. He thought it was unfair for the poor people because they couldn’t afford the indulgences, while all the rich people would have a bigger chance to go to heaven. He believed that the only way to enter heaven was to have faith in Jesus. Not only he thought they weren't fair, but he didn't believe it because he knew the Bible by heart and it didn't say anything about indulgences.

I believe the Martin Luther was right to be against the Church, because it really wasn't fair to everyone, and they all deserved to go to heaven but not by giving money. Mad
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Post  ebznski on Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:06 pm

Luther believed that the indulgences were false and the idea of them was not located in any part of the bible which Luther believed to be the worlds only source of religious truth. He no longer believed in the word of the Pope because of the false words he had been speaking and the fact that it seemed that the Pope believed himself to have the power of God.
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Post  Alicia M. on Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:17 pm

Luther drew up 95 thesis against indulgences. he argued that indulgences did not appear in the bible and that the pope had no right to release souls from purgatory. He didn't agree that it people should pay to be forgiven.
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martin luthers beliefs

Post  Gloria H. on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:00 pm

he belived that the pope had no relation with god, he also believed that the indulgences were just away for the popes to get money (true) he believed all of this because the only thing he thought was true was everything found in the bible, and there was nothing about popes, or about giving money to save your soul form going to purgatory.

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Indulgencies

Post  Mira W. on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:21 pm

Indulgencies ruined countless families! I cannot believe that the Popes, who studied the Bible and were supposed to be 'followers of God', could be greedy enough to do such thing. Weren't they affected in the least, when a near homeless guy went up to them, paying for an indulgency with the last of his money? You don't have to be a bleeding-heart Christian for that! You just need to be human. One might say that they didn't realize that it was simply a scam, and that the clergy themselves believed indulgencies help you get into Heaven. I simply cannot believe that, though! The society based their beliefs off of what the priests said, but if the priests believed it, what convinced them? One lone pope that stated he had a connection with God, or something? Seriously. Their greed is disgusting and I'm glad Luther did something about it.

LOL, "they all deserved to go to Heaven" was sweet
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Re: The Protestant Reformation

Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:22 pm

It's crazy to think that it only took one man to have made such a big evolution. Luther followed his conscious, and with all his power, he protested. All of his thesis were against the church, and they all seemed to be logical. The church couldn't guarantee your souls future if it wasn't written in the bible. They had no proof, and with all that money that was basically stolen from people who needed it more than anyone. Did they really have no sympathy for them? That's how we see how evil human beings can be.
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