Martin Luther Revolutionist

In the 1500's a revolutionary of rebellion and anguish broke out due to the writings of one man’s thoughts on a simple scrap of paper; this would change the way in which people viewed the church, the state, and the world overall. Martin Luther was a famous European author who one day discovered just how powerful his writings would be. When he wrote what was called, the 95 thesis, it had means of voicing his opinions against the Roman Catholic Church and his attacks were not taken lightly. The criticisms he posed of Germany and his means of reform of the church and state were so powerful in that he would be charged with Harrasing by the church which was said to deny him from the gates of heaven, condemning him to hell for eternity. What were Martin Luthers criticisms and ideas of reform and how did the citizens react to his writings.

After Martin Luther’s initial criticism of the pope he was at first demanded to disown his writings. He was amazed by all the outrage and disruption his thesis had caused to their society, which made him stand by his writing and beliefs more further. He believed that they deserved to be condemned for their ways. He was filled with furry by the way in which the power was divided amongst the churches and thought of this attention as an opportunity to show his sacrifice to God, by sharing the deceptions of the church with all the people and standing for what was right. This he wrote in another piece that he would print to be set off for all people to read. He was afraid of the church and Holy Roman Empire by all of their power of doings. This printed letter painted a picture of the Germans financial slope. He showed the ways of how the pope had been using Germany’s money to indulge himself with workers, secretaries and fancy materials. He believed that the church had been overthrown by crooks. He in many way’s proposed that people should not be slaves to their faith and that all Christians were holders of the church. He encouraged society by stating that ordinary Christians could make a difference and that the church needed to be stopped! This was known to be the democracy of religion.

His writings sought attention from all of society. Soon after Martin Luther’s publication he was paid a visit by Prince Charles the 5th who allowed him a trial to convey his beliefs to the people. This trial would determine Martin Luther’s fate. Although he was scared of the power withheld by the people he would be presenting to, he would not back down for he knew that he was right and his suggestions of reform would one day be recognized and help change future generations to come. Luther’s ideas were spreading fast and when it came to be the day of the trial support was all around. After the trial Luther was granted to return home safely because his ideas has clearly provoked much attention and needed further thought. During this time Luther escaped into hiding for a while and the unthinkable happened. Riots and rebellion of destruction and violence broke out leading to a bloody war that left over a 100,000 rebellions dead. His ideas were interpreted to define social freedom for all when all along he only wanted for individuals to seek freedom of their soul through God and never through violence. Luther was defined as one of the first propagandist and a head hero to many of his time. Although it was difficult for him to seek peace after all the corruption, he changed the way the world was seen and taught many to fight for what they believe in.


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