The Reformation And How It Changed The World: Part I

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

Martin Luther
Martin Luther (Painted Later In Life)

   It was a dark and stormy night. A young law student walked along the road. CRASH! Lightning struck a tree nearby. The young man fell to the ground in terror, and prayed to St. Anne to save him from the storm. He vowed, if he survived, to become a monk.      

After the storm, that young man, Martin Luther, kept his vow, and joined the Augustinian order of monks. The year was 1505. Although Martin Luther appeared to have made a poor life choice, throwing away his promising law career, this choice led him down a path that started a movement. A movement that changed the world.

   During his time as a monk, and later as priest and college professor, Luther tried  very hard to work his way to heaven. He was terrified of the wrath of God that was inflicted upon sinners in pu