Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 resulted in his excommunication. Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.
MARTIN LUTHER German Protestant reformer coloring page