Martin Luther Thesis

Martin Luther thesis were written and nailed on the Wittenberg church door in 1517. The 95 Martin Luther thesis were prepared by father reverend Martin Luther who was a professor of theology at Wittenberg University in Germany.

Martin Luther thesis are considered to be the turning point of Christian history because the 95 statements applied a severe blow on the back of Roman Catholic Church and enkindled the flames of reformist movements that started a century before but was dying slowly. The predecessors of Martin Luther like John Wycliffe, John Hus, Thomas Linacre and John Colet, and others had already.

The Martin Luther thesis directly attacked and condemned the sale of indulgence by the papal and churches of Wittenberg. The popular priest of Wittenberg was against the common belief of Christians that salvation is granted by the church. He researched and announced his views that only god can grant forgiveness if the sinner feels truly sorry for his sins and seek forgiveness from all of his heart.

The Roman Catholic Church started the indulgence practice to make people believe that their sins can be forgiven when they pay a handsome amount of money to the church. The concerned priests assured Christians that the coins they would pay to buy indulgence from god will also grant salvation not only to them but to the dear ones who are already dead for a long time.

Martin Luther thesis object this practice and belief and states that only god has the power to grant forgiveness and free pardon from all sins and money has nothing to do with this process. The Martin Luther thesis brought up clashes through out the Europe as reformation of protestant sect restarted and Martin Luther was expelled from the church.

"I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper..."