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Pope pope when I lived I was your pestilenceWhen I die I will be your bitter deathMartin Luther began his life in Germany in a city called Eisleben in the year 1483 He was the son of a successful miner His father wanted young Martin to become a lawyer but God had another plan One day Martin was walking outside during a violent storm Luther hit the ground after being struck by lightning He cried out to St Ann for help and if he was spared he said he would devote his life to serving God and become a monk He lived and was a man to his word hence becoming a monk He tried to have faith in god by believing trusting and obeying He found a problem with his profession though and it was not that his parents disproved it The problem was shared by many at the time and now they had a leader in Martin Luther The problem was the Catholic Church The Church Martin thought was corrupt The Church was taking money from sinners so that the sinners would have to spend less time in Pergitory They also claimed you could buy dead relatives way out There were other problems tooMartin did something about his anger He made a stand that would change the world forever Martin Luther wrote the 95 Theses which told what he thought was wrong with the church He nailed it to the door on the Wittenbergs All Saints Church The original door was burned down but the existing door has the 95 Thesis ingraved in it He sent this to his friends priests bishops and anybody in power that he could The church was outraged They knew if he stuck to his beliefs he could become powerful and have many followers The church tried to convince Luther to give up his beliefs but Martin would not hear of it In 1520 Martin was
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