you do on the outside of your body or around your life, your inner man will not be influenced to become better and more faithful men. Humans are essentially two fold in their nature: the inner and outer. The inner, also referred to as the “new man” consists of a person’s soul while the outeris merely flesh. Luther argues that “no external thing has any influence in producing Christian righteousness or freedom…” (Lualdi 288), furthermore asserting that no amount of religious clothing or rituals an individual attends to will facilitate divinity. There is nothing the flesh can do hence to become a “new man”, the soul must accept the Word of God and trust in him in all circumstances3.By defining faith alone as essential to salvation, in what ways does Luther under-mine basic Catholic teachings?By defining faith alone as essential to salvation, Luther undermines basic Catholic teachings by stating in his writings some of the teachings the Apostles and God taught. He pointsout those teachings specifically because most of the Catholics especially the Church priests and Popes have adored, and idolatry figures not mentioned in the bible. If the word of God is present in the teachings of faith, he who hears Gods words will be blesses with; joy, liberty, freedom, life, power, grace, glory and many more blessings. Luther undermines basic Catholic teachings through his fundamental idea that faith, no work is suffice in bringing salvation to Christians.