Martin Luther

By: Kiersten Pidgeon

Saint?

Martin Luther can be considered a saint because he wanted to benefit the Catholic churches in any way he could. He created 95 Theses on Oct. 31, 1517 and took action against indulgences. Luther was the first to think through a Scriptural response and actually think about what they mean which was important because it spread ideas throughout the churches. He made these Theses so that scholars could talk about the indulgences this was an excellent idea because he could spread his ideas to the people which would make him gain more followers.

Sinner?

Martin Luther could be considered a sinner because he offended the Pope by making comments towards him that conflicted him and the Catholic Church. Everyone was expected to follow the church and live by their rules. Martin Luther also said, "Faith cannot be inherited or gained by being baptized into a Church. Faith is a matter between the individual and God." He could have many people who followed this and many people who did not which could have made him look ignorant or make it look like he was disobeying the Church.
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Bible

Luther put importance on the bible in his 95 Theses which made the people and churches want to follow what he was saying.