Why Did the Reformation Occur?

The Protestant Reformation was a result of Martin Luther’s attempt at reforming the Roman Catholic Church. In 1517 Martin Luther posted what has come to be known as The Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saint’s Church. These debated and criticized the Church, Pope and the sold indulgences. In addition, Luther said that the doctrines of purgatory, particular judgment, Mariology, intercession and the majority of the celebrated sacraments were un-Scriptural. You can find more information here: