Martin Luther's Legacy

1383 Words6 Pages
¨I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.” This was meaning the Church told the school to put these ideas in kids head that they will go to hell if the sin or they wrong God and that’s one problem Martin Luther was protesting about. Martin Luther was a leader he was a big part in the holy roman empire. Martin Luther disagreed with aspects of Roman Catholic religious practice, especially the sale of indulgence, religious corruption and the emphasis on salvation on good works. He took on an action by posting and distributing his 95 thesis and left a legacy by sparking a religious movement with the 95 theses,…show more content…
The Diet of Worms was an imperial diet of the Holy Roman Empire held in Worms, Germany Luther had come to believe that Christians are saved through faith and not through their own efforts. This turned him against many of the major teachings of the Catholic Church. In 1519 -1520, he wrote a series of pamphlets developing his ideas, On Christian Liberty and he was a big legacy by preaching his rights. Luther changed history because when he was preaching about his rights and beliefs in religion people followed him and preached with him helping Germany come out of the dark ages. Although, the holy roman empire wanted to support Luther but only if he went on the journey of the Diet of the Worms and changed if faith but Luther believed the Roman Empire was lying as much as the Catholic Church was so people would follow their beliefs. For this reason it proves my thesis because the Church didn’t want Luther to fight the Church and so he preached causing the Church to start a war with him. This changed history because they changed how followers and other preachers and peasants see what the Catholic Church actually is and he showed the holy roman empire that the Church was making lies about religion just as much as them. Luther had come to believe that Christians are saved through faith and not through their own efforts but the Holy Roman Empire had other ideas just like the church.A diet was a formal deliberative assembly. Martin Luther’s great personal attraction, absolute dedication to his theological principles, kindness and loyalty to his friends, and an acute understanding of his own human weakness, these were the characteristics of Luther when he came face to face with the power of the papacy and empire at Worms in 1521.- "Martin Luther's Life: The Imperial Diet of Worms." Martin Luther's Life: The Imperial Diet of Worms. Ed. Wittenburg. N.p., 1997. Although

More about Martin Luther's Legacy

Open Document