Why did Martin Luther destroy the church unity? Martin Luther and the other protestants made the church split in half and now there are two different churches. Who was right?Should they be put...

Why did Martin Luther destroy the church unity?

Martin Luther and the other protestants made the church split in half and now there are two different churches. Who was right?Should they be put together again? Should Christians all agree with each other and be one church?

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Jen Sambdman eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Martin Luther did not agree with a lot of the customs, certain beliefs regarding actions taken by the Church upon it's members, and viewpoints. He decided that he wanted people to be free to choose what it was that they believed and how they went about worshiping, displaying and living through their individual faiths. Look at it as a political/economical move as well. Luther broke up a Monopoly that was becoming this huge entity. Just like the United States Government has instilled a system of checks and balances for the different branches of government, there are different churches to help the people decide their faith and what they feel is important.

You cant say who is right or if they were wrong at all because it is all a matter of opinion. Would we really want the churches to be combined back again so we all had to practice the exact form of faith? When people just agree with each other without questioning and conflict, we don't get new ideas and discussion.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
The church split because it wasn't working. The reason Martin Luther was successful in reforming or splitting the church was that there were enough people who disagreed with the Church's doctrine and felt Luther's made sense.

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