In the years before the Reformation, which of the following events did not weaken the power of the Catholic Church? 1. Plague - wrath of god 2. Avignon- 2 popes 3. Corruptions of the church (These did) In the years before the Reformation, which of the following was not considered a corruption in the Catholic Church? 1. Simony 2. Pluralism 3. Absenteeism 4. Sale of Indulgences 5. Nepotism 6. Moral Decline 7. Clerical Ignorance (These were) Of the seven Catholic Church sacraments, which two were prominently featured in the New Testament? Baptism & Eucharist (Communion) Of the early critics of the Catholic Church, which individual never strayed into outright heresy? Erasmus Martin Luther's father planned for his son to become a lawyer. Why did this not happen? Caught in a thunderstorm & prayed that if he survived, he'd give up his life for God Specifically, what was heretical about Martin Luther's 95 Theses? He said, The Pope and Church do not have spiritual authority to grant indulgences. (He challenged Doctrine) While debating Johann Eck, Martin Luther committed two additional heresies. What were they? 1. Admits Church counsel is not infallible on matters of Doctrine 2. Openly defends Hus What did Martin Luther believe about "good works." Good works follow faith but are not a means of salvation When Martin Luther received his Papal Bull of Excommunication what did he do?