Angel or Evildoer

Who Was Martin Luther?

Martin Luther Displays Himself As A Saint and Angel

Thesis #2

"The word cannot be properly understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, i.e. confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy" (Luther).


This thesis is saying that neither the Pope or a Priest can forgive your sins, only God can.


This makes Martin Luther a Saint because he saved many people from wasting their money on the Church's "games", when all they needed to do was face God and ask for his forgiveness.

Thesis #13

"Death puts an end to all the claims of the Church; even the dying are already dead to the canon laws, and are no longer bound by them" (Luther).


This means that once you die, you are no longer tied to all of the wrongdoings you did against the church, and you cannot be judged for them on Judgement Day.


This makes Martin Luther a Saint because he allowed many people to feel at peace with death. It allowed them not to worry and waste their life.

Translation of the Bible

Martin Luther translated the Bible into German.


This makes Martin Luther a Saint because he allowed many of the other citizens in Europe to read and understand the Bible, causing them to become religious people.

Martin Luther Displays Himself As A Sinner and Evildoer

Thesis #23

"If plenary remission could be granted to anyone at all, it would be only in the cases of the most perfect, i.e. to very few" (Luther).


This thesis is saying that only a few perfect people can be pardoned for their sins.


This makes Martin Luther a sinner because he is scaring many people that they may not be able to go to heaven since they are imperfect. He is causing people stress that lasts their entire lives, until their last breath.

Thesis #45

"Christians should be taught that he who sees a needy person, but passes him by although he gives money for indulgences, gains no benefit from the pope's pardon, but only incurs the wrath of God" (Luther).


This thesis is saying that someone that doesn't help another person cannot be forgiven for the sin with an indulgence. This only makes God angry with you.


This makes Martin Luther a sinner because he is corrupting the Church that he does not like, and is making the Church's followers question their God and Church Officials.

Dividing the People

Throughout Martin Luther's lifetime, he split Europe into the Christians/Catholics and the other religious people. By doing this he created a great divide that has affected the world for many years after and today. Children growing up in this time grew up with grudges held about the other religions. This created conflict and wars, some wars today are affected by this change.


This makes Martin Luther a sinner because he risked many people's lives, since he divided God's people.

Purpose Behind The Pictures

Martin Luther Is A Saint

  • Picture 1: Confession Room because the thesis discusses Confession
  • Picture 2: Heaven/Hell because those are the options when you die
  • Picture 3: German Bible because Luther translated the Bible into German


Martin Luther Is A Sinner

  • Picture 1: Quote because everyone is imperfect but Luther says you "need" to be perfect.
  • Picture 2: Salamander helping other salamander because the thesis talks about helping other people/animals.
  • Picture 3: Map because it shows the divide between religions.

Works Cited

"Sacrament of Confession". Google Images. 3 January 2016.

"Heaven and Hell". Google Images. 3 January 2016.

"Bible German". Google Images. 3 January 2016.

"I Am A Perfect Person". Google Images. 3 January 2016.

"Helping Others". Google Images. 3 January 2016.

"Europe Reformation Map". Google Images. 3 January 2016.