Martin Luther Saint or Sinner?

By, Hannah Kramer

Saint

Martin Luther: The Saint Perspective

  • Luther's new translation of the bible into German (the German that people actually spoke), this allowed non priests to read the bible and soon hundreds of thousands of copies of Luther's bible were printed.
  • Luther's new translation allowed people to carry around the bible in their pocket, memorize it, quote scripture, and discuss the meaning of scripture.
  • He believed music was the second greatest treasure in the world, the first being God. This most likely opened the doors to more people following Luther and more people liking music, meaning that since Luther thought music was really great, people following him would soon love music and people that loved music would be more open to Luther's Ideas.

Sinner

Martin Luther: The Sinner Perspective

  • Luther explained that the Church didn't have enough power to save souls and this was crossing the line but he goes even further by saying that the Pope made errors all the time.
  • Luther even said something that should never have left his mouth he said that the Church and any officers of it had don't even have any spiritual power this enraged many people but some were still on board with what he believed in.
  • In one of Luther's pieces he made a bold move by stating that the Pope was an Antichrist sent by the devil, you could say Luther crossed the line numerous times but that would be a complete under statement, you could say that he basically didn't have a filter.
  • He believed that faith was something that occurred between you and God not something that you could inherit or gain by being baptized.

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