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Protestantism is a Christian sect and religious organization.[1] It was founded by Martin Luther in the Protestant Reformation because of the corruption of the Catholic Church.[2] A main idea of the sect is of denying the universal authority of the Pope and affirming the Reformation principles of justification by faith alone, the priesthood of all believers, and the primacy of the Bible as the only source of revealed truth.[3][4] It is the most practiced religion in the United States and the second most in the world,[5] so accordingly it has a lot of influence in politics and general life.[6]


Protestantism was formed by Martin Luther due to corruption in the Catholic Church.


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