Martin Luther

A Saint or a Sinner?

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A Saint

In this photo Luke Skywalker stands up to the empire and inspires people around him to stand up in what they believe in, much like Martin Luther. Martin Luther became a symbol of hope against the tyranny of the church. He inspired people to speak freely against the church and stand up for their individual beliefs.
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A Saint

Martin Luther opposed corruption and he believed it was against christian morals for the church to sell indulgences to the people. He believed indulgences meant nothing an only true followers could earn salvation. He created the 95 theses to oppose the church, fight corruption, and try to get people to stop ignoring the corruption.
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A Saint

He helped others and spread the knowledge of the corruption in the church to the common people. He was a teacher and taught people through his writings including his books and the 95 theses. He warned others not to fall for the popes so called indulgences, and that salvation is earned not bought. He gained so many followers he created Lutherism
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A Sinner

Martin Luther was a radical christian because he did not believe in the churches interpretation of the bible. He sinned against the church by not following the traditional beliefs and trying to oppose the churches beliefs. He became a rebel in the eyes of the church, opposing them and their followers
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A Sinner

Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses aimed against the holy pope, he tried to spread rumors of corruption out of hatred of the pope. He sinned against the church in his writings because he insulted the pope and the church. He also tried to take money from the church in the form of trying to get people to stop buying indulgences. He sinned by stealing money from the church, money that the church would use to continue to use to spread good morals
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A Sinner

Martin Luther began influencing the common people with his 95 theses, leading to him gaining followers. He sinned against the church by spreading anti church messages and by teaching others of anti church beliefs. His followers also are sinning by believing Martin Luther's claims against the pope and the church

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