by: Moses Ward
The protestant reformation
Luther had chose the right time to go against the catholic church with people starting to focus on more worldy things instead of church 24/7 so people liked his ideas better. Also he had the power of political powers in his corner since most leaders didnt like the catholic church because they taxed them and took 1/3 of the land which they could be using.
Also another reason the reform went through was because of Luthers biggest problem with the catholic church the indulgences. indulgences were basically a paper worth half a years salary that paid for your salvation. Luther disagreed with this and said that your salvation should be earned by having faith in god. Since his idea saved people money his idea was more favored
the catholic church was more obsessed with more worldy things such as money and taxed people and tried to get money out of people anyway possible.
indulgences were one of the worst ideas the catholic church had it was a scam to get more money and had people thinking there salvation was secured because of a piece of paper.
the catholic church was very corrupted and focused on things more that spiritual things and did anything to prevent people from imposing them like having people killed.