The church had lost its way. The teachings strayed far from Scripture…so far that you could pay to have the consequence of sin removed and pay to spend less time in purgatory…so far that you prayed to Mary more than Christ…so far that you had to make your way to God.
This is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A Reformation that altered history. The pinnacle of that Reformation was God revealing to a humble monk that it wasn’t his righteousness that would get him to heaven but rather God’s righteousness as he mediated on Romans 1:16-17.