Three millennia have passed since the writing of the Bible's 66 ancient manuscripts, which have had a significant impact on the law, culture, and religious beliefs of billions of people around the world. They were written by ordinary individuals who were guided by the Spirit of God throughout the process. For his part, Martin Luther excluded seven books from the Bible's canon, which is known as the Protestant Reformation.
Despite popular belief, Catholics did not add books to the Bible. Instead, Luther withdrew seven books and portions of three others from the Bible because they did not conform to his idea of "what God wished," not because they belonged to the Catholic Church. Among the books featured are Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, and Baruch / Letter of Jeremiah, among others.
It's not apparent why he came to this conclusion.
He attempted to remove them on a total of seven occasions. According to him, he wishes to alter the Bible in order to better reflect his own convictions. He was resolved to erase Hebrews, James, and Jude from the New Testament, despite the fact that doing so would result in the loss of several books in the process.
Luther dismissed them because he believed they were praising Judaism, which he believed would strengthen his challenge to the authority of the Catholic Church.
In 1507, Luther was ordained as a priest. He came to oppose a number of teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, notably the concept that indulgences are required for salvation, as time went on. The Holy Roman Emperor declared him an outlaw in 1520 when he refused to hand over all of his publications. It was not until then that he was excommunicated by Pope Leo X and labeled an outlaw by the Holy Roman Emperor.
According to Luther, God's grace is the only means of salvation and eternal life, and not good works are required. The Bible, he asserted, is the only source of divinely delivered truth, and hence he called into question the authority and position of the Pope.
When he married Katharina, a former nun, he set a precedent for clerical marriage, permitting Protestant clerics to marry for the first time.
He pushed for the annihilation of Jews and the destruction of their temples, which he regarded to be anti-Semitic. He was born in a Jewish family. When Luther died in 1546, Pope Leo X's excommunication from the Catholic Church was still in effect.
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