We have this in our country, I googled it but didn’t find something like this, just found that Martin Luther had something to do with Indulgences.

So is it true or is just some nice writing and good enough relation to Martin Luther?

Rough Translation:

In medieval times, priests sold pieces of heaven to people for a hundred coins, and people bought them.

A wise man was frustrated that people were buying them so he found a solution.

He went to a priest and asked, "How much is all of hell?

The priest looked surprised and asked, "Hell?"

"Yes," he said.

The priest without hesitation said: "Fifty coins."

The man gave him the coins and took the certificate.

He went and put it in town square, and said: "I have bought all of hell and I won't let any of you in."

This man was Martin Luther.

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    Can you please provide some sort of citation as to where you found this? – Logan Baxter Feb 15 '18 at 20:30
  • This sounds like satire to me. Martin Luther was definitely opposed to the use of indulgences, at least the way they were being promoted. I would certainly like to know the source of this story, and whether a reasonable answer can be given. – b and d restore Monica Feb 16 '18 at 19:41
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    For a background on the actual history of Luther's response to indulgences, see courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his101/web/37luther.htm . For a story Luther told about Tetzel (a seller of indulgences), see christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/60328/… – b and d restore Monica Feb 16 '18 at 19:56
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    @Nemexia You say this is a story from your country. Which country is that, please? – davidlol Feb 17 '18 at 11:50

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