Too much ridiculousness to count. The church never remotely taught any such rubbish as your quote above. You are very deeply doctrinated into the realm of spewing nonsense. It seems Grace is to be anti-Catholic. Luther is your Father he gave you your novel doctrines not ever taught so for 1500 years nobody was saved until you folks came along.<quoted text>
It's not he POPE that saves ..it's Jesus
As for your conjecture that the printing press and revelation were from God. Your Father Martin Luther speaks for himself. Emboldened by the invention of the Gatling Gun and the Prince who did not want to pay taxes to the King. They burned churches, looted and divided up the booty and land that was confiscated. They saw an opportunity to free themselves of morality. LUther turned on the very peasants whom he used to fuel his venture and slaughtered them. He allied with Humanists who distanced themselves from him later on. King Henry would follow because not being granted a divorce he would stretch, quarter, disembowel and hang St Thomas Moore who delivered the message. Still today you cannot be a Prime Minister in the UK if you are Catholic. Which is Why Tony Blair converted after he stepped down.
The printing press was invented by a Catholic and the bible was published in more than 1 language before the reformation. 1/2 the world still can't read and yet you want us to believe God caused the gospel to be spread to more because bibles were printed? BIG STRETCH of imagination. The early church did not use a kjv in every language to spread the bible which wasnt even put together for almost 400 years. A bible in todays terms before the printing would be about $20,000 Im sure you would all be able to have one.
You make it sound like it was ez for anyone to just tell an emperor or King what they could or could not do. It seems you forget that Christianity wasnt legal and the church was involved with the States of the time. If not then how would you even be able to get it legalized and stop persecution? You forget the Muslims rolled through the Middle East, conquered virtually all of Spain and were 1/2 way through France before they were pushed back. Was that Gods plan too? Make sure that the penalty of death would be on you if you owned a bible in Saudi Arabia?
Sorry I dont think all the extra bibles got anywhere because of the reformation let alone people to understand what it says. Its not like people just pick it up and understand it all provided they can read. Many people couldnt in the time of the Apostles either. They learned by hearing.
So no I dont buy your theory of God used the reformation to get the message to more people than the church which reached around the known world not just for politics. You seem to think the govt or emperors or Kings didnt meddle? When the Roman Empire collapsed there was chaous. The only thing to bring some semblence of order was the church. When economies collapse and people are hungry and opressed it leads to men like Hitler rising to power. The communists persectuted the Orthodox in Russia. The chinese try to control the Catholic church. It would be very odd if you dont believe churches still try to influence politics and infuse your beliefs into the system.
Protestants didnt offer anymore freedom and Catholics were treated harshly in America, but you should know it was a Catholic in America who convinced the French (Catholics) to fight against the British for Independence. It was no surprise that it took alot for Protestants to accept voting for an Irish Catholic in Kennedy. Irish and Catholic. 2 strikes against him. Catholics had to start their own schools. Catholics in Mexico have been persecuted harshly. No I dont believe Luther was sent by God but bloodshed and division abundant.