A Greek word for “indifferent” that was used by Protestants to identify church practices which are not required for salvation or the Christian In word for belief and faith is the same in Latin and most European languages, but in English faith often denotes an active believe, one that inspires... more such as making the sign of the was an agonizing method used by the Roman Empire to execute slaves, rebels and others major offender to the order of the empire. In fulfillment of pro... more and knelling in church. Martin Luther (A.D. 1483–1546) German theologian, pastor, professor at the University of Wittenberg, ex-monk, and founding figure of Protestantism. ... more referred to these practices as “free” because they should not affect a believer’s Derived from Latin and literally means “shared knowledge” such as an accomplice to a crime. Modern usage of this term developed out of the practic... more. However, serious controversies arose regarding how much the church, particularly state churches such as the a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more of England, could enforce the performance of these practices.