Martin Luther gave up his life and his marriage for priesthood, and for studying the bible. He found a passage that stated that salvation is attained through faith alone, contradictory to the church. He believed that the church is seriously mismanaging its resources, and abusing its powers when it sold forgiveness to fund St. Peters' Basilica. He founded the Lutheranism movement, nailing his 95 theses' to a church door. Through the printing press, he spread his word and gained hold in Germany.