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Martin Luther had a very spiritual renewal after he was in a horrid accident He then decided to go to a monastery to pay his respects to God for letting him liveAnd his inner torment was not eased by the fact that his father disapproved of his Martin Luther did this despite his fathers pleads for Luther not to go When Luther went of to the monastery his father felt his son had dishonored him Martin Luther was very active in trying to cleanse his soul of any sins he had committed He would shut himself in for days without food or drink until he had said the amount of prayers that were prescribed He allowed his prayers to torment him by repeating prayers until he got a headache to feel God had forgiven him An errand to Rome shook him further He did not notice the glories of the Renaissance or the reminders of antiquity instead he saw the worldliness and levity of the clergy both high and low Luther concentrated on the inner meaning and underlying unity of the Scripture The words that greatly troubled Martin that he read in the bible were righteousmeaning conforming in disposition and conduct to a standard of right and justice and righteousness meaning the quality of being righteous struck Luther quite hard After Luther thought about these words and their relevance to God he felt more at ease On All Saints Day in 1517 Luther made a journey toward Kemberg to speak out against indulgences One of his friends Jerome Schurff advised Luther not to do this for it would not be tolerated Luther knew what he had to do and continued on his journey to speak out against indulgences This began the dispute between Luther and the Catholic Church Martin Luther had an idea that the Catholic Church had built three walls to protect itself from reform He thought the first wall was they had
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