Three main events that changed Matin Luthers Life

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Martin Luther was an extremely influential man throughout his life. The writing of the Ninety-Five Theses was a great writing that changed him both spiritually and politically. Luther’s time in Rome was a great disappointment to him. The Diet of Wurms was an extremely important trial that left Luther a hunted man. Martin Luther was greatly changed by writing the Ninety-Five Theses, traveling to Rome, and attending the Diet of Wurms.

The Ninety-Five Theses was a great writing that changed Luther both spiritually and politically. Luther wrote the Ninety-Five Theses in response to the selling of indulgences and other non-biblical acts and teachings. The teachings of penance, Purgatory, and simony were written about and shunned in Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. The Ninety-Five Theses made Luther a political image and filled him with a fire for showing others the truth about God and that the Pope was merely a pretender. You could say it was the start of his new, anti-Pope life.

This is how the Ninety-Five Theses changed Luther into a better man.

Luther’s time in Rome was a large disappointment to him. Luther and his companion left from the monastery in October of 1510, to go to Rome and ask the Pope his advice about a dispute between several monasteries. The trip was several hundred miles long and to get there they had to travel over rough mountain, swollen streams, and dismal swamps. Luther had to travel several weeks to get to Rome and as soon as he saw the city in the distance he exclaimed, “Hail, Holy Rome!” In Rome, instead of finding the city to be filled with an atmosphere of holiness and piety, as he expected to find, he found an atmosphere of worldliness. He over heard the priests talking about objects the church held sacred as...