Martin Luther Impact on Christianity

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Martin Luther, one of the most controversial religious figures to walk the face of the earth. Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest professor of theology and an iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Luther acted as a catalyst, which impacted the teachings of Christianity that subsequently resulted in a new variant of Religion. This new variant was initiated based on Luther’s key ideologies and beliefs. These included his understanding of what individuals need to attain Salvation and his 95 Thesis. Through these beliefs, Luther consequently impacted Christianity in many ways. Some of which include the widespread questioning of Catholic Church, the birth of a new Christian visitant – Protestantism, the development of Protestant denomination: Lutheran, Calvinist – Baptists, Church of England etc., and the Counter Reformation. One of the ways in which Martin Luther was a catalyst for the Reformation of the Christian Church was his understanding of salvation. During the 1500’s, the Catholic Church was in a state of nepotistic and was shrouded in corruption and wrongdoing. During this time, to attain ones salvation, one could simply buy their salvation. Luther apposed this with his belief and understanding of salvation; the only way to attain salvation according to the scriptures was by the individual, based on ones faith. Luther saw what the Catholic Church was doing as mealy a way to make profit. Not only that, Luther also saw this as a way for people who could afford the price sin without any implications as they still held the Church’s highest regard. Through his understanding of salvation, he acted as a catalyst for the Reformation of the Catholic

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