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Luther burns all bridges – The three shocking books of 1520

Luther burns all bridges – The three shocking books of 1520 Martin Luther writes three of is most influential books in the year 1520. To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation The Babylonian Captivity of the Church The Freedom of a Christian These writings are nothing less than a slaughterhouse for holy cows and the pope and his bishops feel like having a stroke. After the publication of these book even optimists know that there will be no reconciliationRead More »

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura One of the main challenges Martin Luther and the Reformers faced was the question where does the authority to teach the Christian faith come from? For them this authority did not lie in the offices of the pope and the bishops or in the church as an divinely ordained institution. Both had failed. Both participated in the gigantic scam of selling salvation through the issue of indulgences. The answer was Sola Scriptura. Scripture alone. The authority to teachRead More »

Reformation History: Martin Luther drops the H-Bomb!

Reformation History: Martin Luther drops the H-Bomb! In January 1519 the papal nuncio Karl von Miltiz is almost able to broker a deal between the church and Martin Luther. Luther does not have to recant, but he does not recant in silence and writes nice things about the pope. That could have been the end of the Reformation, but Roman Catholic theologian John Eck doesn’t want silence. He challenges Luther’s co-reformer Andreas Karlstadt and Martin Luther to a debate. ThisRead More »

Martin Luther and the Jews

Martin Luther and the Jews Martin Luther is a hero who comes with baggage. He is one of the most influential theologians of world history. His ideas kicked off the Reformation and he took on the pope and the medieval church and he lived to tell the tale. But he has also a dark side. Especially in his writings about the Jews he decends into the netherworld of hate and injustice. Christians have always been puzzled by the fact thatRead More »

St Peter’s Basilica, the building that helped to split the medieval church.

St  Peter’s Basilica, the building that helped to split the medieval church. The church of all churches is St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It is the largest church in the world, a cultural heritage site like no other, but it came with a huge price tag. One of the ingenious ways to finance that building and its exquisite art was the sale of indulgences. Indulgences are an official church document that forgives sins for a fee. The sale ofRead More »

Relics! – Would You Like A Piece Of Saint?

Relics! – Would You Like A Piece Of Saint? One of the more “special” aspects of medieval piety is their obsession with relics. Relics are things that are left over, like the bones of famous saints or objects that played a major role in the history of Christianity, like nails from the crucifixion of Jesus. It was believed that this holy objects could help the people find favour with God. Venerating these objects could give you holy credit and youRead More »

Frederick The Wise, Protector of Luther and Fat Groundhog

Frederick The Wise, Protector of Luther and Fat Groundhog The Holy Roman Empire was always defined by the power struggles between the territorial princes, the emperor and the pope in Rome. One of those princes was Frederick III, who was also called “The Wise”. He was Grand Elector of Saxony and the founder of Wittenberg University where Martin Luther taught. He was the prince who protected the renegade monk when Empire and Papacy wanted Martin Luther dead. Due to hisRead More »

A Fugger Loan For A Second Son

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A Fugger Loan For A Second Son Albert Margrave of Brandenburg has the bluest blood possible. He is as highborn as one can get, but unfortunately he is only a second son. His brother will inherit the title and so Albert needs something else to lord over. Why not go into religion? And because high born people don’t need to study anything Albert buys himself position in upper ranks of the church hierarchy. That was common at the time.Read More »

The Reformation Is The Perfect Storm That Sweeps Away The Middle Ages

The Reformation Is The Perfect Storm That Sweeps Away The Middle Ages The emerging Reformation hits a world that already experience profound change. Europeans discover and start to plunder the Americas. The Ottoman Turks storm the northern shore of the Mediterranean and threaten Western Europe. Warfare changes from swords to guns, cities rise, nobles decline and the new empires are on the horizon. The theological insights of the reformation are the straw that break the Camels back and Germany descendsRead More »

Purgatory

Purgatory Purgatory is the little brother of hell and a washing machine for sins. Hot, scary and completely absent in bible. The “Reformation Factoids” are a weekly video series to commemorate 500 Years of Reformation. We will publish a new video every Wednesday on our website www.go2trinity.org , on Facebook and on our YouTube channel 1517GraceGuerrilla. Please LIKE and SHARE! And click here to SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel.  

The Pope

The Pope Imagine someone on the papal throne who is not even a priest when they elected him. But what can you do? He is a Medici, and he wants to enjoy the papacy,and he needs money to do it. The popes of today are from a different caliber than the pope old Martin Luther had to deal with. The “Reformation Factoids” are a weekly video series to commemorate 500 Years of Reformation. We will publish a new video everyRead More »

Martin Luther’s Roman Holiday

Martin Luther has a hard bite from the reality Sandwich. His order sends him to Rome, and he experiences the real existing sinfulness of the church. The “Reformation Factoids” are a weekly video series to commemorate 500 Years of Reformation. We will publish a new video every Wednesday on our website www.go2trinity.org , on Facebook and on our YouTube channel 1517GraceGuerrilla. Please LIKE and SHARE! Please SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2aB-i9zHPqgh3NjUJ5-lg www.go2trinity.org