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Here, we have Luther the Jew hater ...

Here, we have Luther the Jew hater...

"He who hears this name [God] from a Jew must inform the
authorities, or else throw sow dung at him when he sees him and
chase him away." -Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies)

"But what will happen even if we do burn down the Jews'
synagogues and forbid them publicly to praise God, to pray, to
teach, to utter God's name? They will still keep doing it in secret. If
we know that they are doing this in secret, it is the same as if they
were doing it publicly. for our knowledge of their secret doings and
our toleration of them implies that they are not secret after all and
thus our conscience is encumbered with it before God." -Martin
Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies)

"If we wish to wash our hands of the Jews' blasphemy and not
share in their guilt, we have to part company with them. They must
be driven from our country." -Martin Luther (On the Jews and
Their Lies)

"...they remain our daily murderers and bloodthirsty foes in their
hearts. Their prayers and curses furnish evidence of that, as do the
many stories which relate their torturing of children and all sorts of
crimes for which they have often been burned at the stake or
banished." -Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies)

"...that everyone would gladly be rid of them." -Martin Luther (On
the Jews and Their Lies)

"Undoubtedly they do more and viler things than those which we
know and discover." -Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies)

"If I had power over the Jews, as our princes and cities have, I
would deal severely with their lying mouth." -Martin Luther (On
the Jews and Their Lies)

"They [rulers] must act like a good physician who, when gangrene
has set in proceeds without mercy to cut, saw, and burn flesh,
veins, bone, and marrow. Such a procedure must also be followed
in this instance. Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I
enumerated earlier, force them to work, and deal harshly with
them, as Moses did... If this does not help we must drive them out
like mad dogs." -Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies)

"My essay, I hope, will furnish a Christian (who in any case has no
desire to become a Jew) with enough material not only to defend
himself against the blind, venomous Jews, but also to become the foe
of the Jews' malice, lying, and cursing, and to understand not only
that their belief is false but that they are surely possessed by all

Luther, Martin, "On the Jews and Their Lies," translated by Martin H.
Bertram, Fortress Press, 1955

Now, we have apostate churches praising Luther as a theological
"hero" because he presented the spurious "faith-alone" message.
That antinomian* message has tickled the ears of millions of
people whom God has called and has made shipwreck of their

Because of Luther's teaching that the moral law of God was of no
obligation for salvation and his rabid anti-semitism, Hitler was able
to convince Christians to participate in the atrocities against the
Jews during World War II.  Their consciences had been seared by
Luther's doctrines of demons.

Antinomian: It can happen to you ...

Harold and Donna Kupp


Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf," translated by Ralph Manheim,
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971

Snyder, Louis L., "Hitler's Elite, Shocking Profiles of the Reich's
Most Notorious Henchmen," Berkley Books, 1990

Helmreich, Ernst Christian, "The German Churches Under Hitler,"
Wayne State University Press, 1979

Scholder, Klaus, "The Churches and the Third Reich," Fortress
Press, 1977

Macfarland, Charles S., "The New Church and the New Germany,"
Macmillan Co.

Luther, Martin, "On the Jews and Their Lies," translated by Martin
H. Bertram, Fortress Press, 1955


Compiled by Zardoz9 (AOL), Zardoz (Freethinkers BBS)
Please distribute this text freely.
* antinomian, (from Greek anti=against and nomos=law)
   "One who holds that, under the gospel dispensation, the
    moral law is of no use or obligation, faith alone being
    necessary to salvation."  (Webster's Collegiate)

The moral law is defined as:

   "The Decalogue [The ten commandments] and the moral
    maxims of the Mosaic law" (Webster's 20th Century)


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