The Protestant Reformation And The Reformation

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In the 16th century, the religious revolution took place in the Western Church. The Reformation is commonly known as the Protestant Reformation. During the Reformation period (1517-1648), the society started to publicly challenge the authority of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. The people openly challenged their beliefs, themselves, and the basis of all knowledge; when Martin Luther published his 95 theses. The Reformation became the basis for the founding of Protestantism. Not only did the reformation divided the Catholic church, but it started a religious conflict; a constant battle between the three major branches of Christianity: Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Castle…show more content…
Christianity was split into two different branches, which were Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. After the first divisions, the church slips again into Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and then Protestantism; each stemming from Christianity. Catholics and Protestants worship the same God, but the principles of Faith are different, resulting in conflict. The two main differences are how the Catholics and Protests deal with salvation and Mary. In Protestant theology, salvation is by Sola fide: by Faith alone in Jesus; without the contribution of works. With that being said; in Roman Catholicism salvation is earned through Baptism, following the ten commandments, and actively participating in the sacraments. Where Protestantism confirms justifications by faith alone in Christ alone; Roman Catholicism denies it. Therefore both ideas of salvation differ in many ways, making it impossible for them both to be true. During the time of the reformation the Protestants began to deny and deemed many things as unacceptable: they denied the Priests, the Pope, the Nuns, Holy Mary, the Saints, the Sacraments, statues, paintings, stained glass, and relics. Martin Luther believed that all you need is Faith and Scripture; everything else in the Catholic church is unnecessary. Whereas Catholics believed that the Pope, Priests, Nuns, Holy Mary, Saints, Sacraments, statues, paintings, stains glass, and relics were essentials. They believed there is more to Christianity than just reading the words of God and having Faith; they were firm believers of works; taking action. In Roman Catholicism, they believe that Mother Mary was born without original sin; meaning that she is incapable of committing sin, she is pure of heart; a immaculate conception. In Protestantism they believe that Mary was a powerful woman, who gave birth to the Messiah; both religions believe

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