Martin Luther: Saint or Sinner?
By: Autumn McIntyre
Why Martin Luther is a Saint
He made people realize that the Church was amoral and untrustworthy because the Church could not trick people into believing that God said they had to buy an indulgence or make up new reasons as to why the people had to give money to the Church. Martin Luther acted as a salvation and shed light to make people believe that sins are forgiven by actions rather than slips of paper, that the Church's action weren't justifiable, and that every citizen had the opportunity for more freedom and to do more things than they can realize.
Martin Luther fought for his beliefs and the people's rights, which is something the Church can never say they did.
Martin Luther: Also a Sinner
By nailing the 95 Theses to the Church door, he showed utter disrespect and showed that he really was sinning because he was publicly, and willingly, going against the Church. Because of his actions, Martin Luther was excommunicated by the Church and sentenced to death because of heresy. Martin Luther committed the highest offence and was suppose to get punished, but instead he managed to escape death.
Everything Martin Luther said and did went against the Church, and in that era of time, the Church was the most important and powerful thing in everyone's lives.
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