Martin Luther's legacy -
Nazism, Same-Sex 'Marriage'
|Nazi propaganda poster from 1933|
reads, “Hitler’s fight and Luther’s
teaching are the best defence
for the German people.”
It's hard to keep Martin Luther out of the news these days especially this week as Thursday 31 October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of his in-famous nailing of his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Perhaps it's no surprise that the day he did so also coincides with the ancient pagan festival of Samhain when the spirits of the dead were supposed to visit their homes. As Catholics of course we believe that demons exist as does the Devil and on this day the Devil is often invoked by pagans. Is it more than a coincidence that Luther chose this day to nail his theses to a church?
In doing so he ended up by splitting Christendom and many of those who rallied to his cause had other motives; they wanted to have a divorce, or marry their mistress as in the case of one of his great supporters of "Reform" Philip of Hess who had a concubine, or grab church property and turn it to their own personal secular use.
The sayings of Martin Luther surely condemn him as an anti-Christ.
Here are a few of his "great" theological sayings:
“I look upon God no better than a scoundrel” (ref. Weimar, Vol. 1, Pg. 487. Cf. Table Talk, No. 963). - CUT - For a start is this man even a Christian? Perhaps this is why he chose one of Satan's feasts to nail his theses to a church door?
“I have greater confidence in my wife and my pupils than I have in Christ” (ref. Table Talk, 2397b) - CUT - well no wonder anything goes in Protestant Churches!
"Christ committed adultery first of all with the women at the well about whom St. John tells us. Was not everybody about Him saying: ‘Whatever has He been doing with her?’ Secondly, with Mary Magdalen, and thirdly with the woman taken in adultery whom He dismissed so lightly. Thus even, Christ who was so righteous, must have been guilty of fornication before He died.” (ref. Trishreden, Weimer Edition, Vol. 2, Pg. 107. – CUT - Just another one of the blasphemous sayings of a man who is regarded as “great reformer”!
“St. Augustine or St. Ambrosius cannot be compared with me.” (ref. Erlangen, Vol. 61, pg. 422) CUT - Modest too.
Martin Luther's love for his fellow man
“To kill a peasant is not murder; it is helping to extinguish the conflagration. Let there be no half measures! Crush them! Cut their throats! Transfix them. Leave no stone unturned! To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog!” – “If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” (ref. Erlangen Vol 24, Pg. 294). CUT - well not much Social Justice here either.
Where did the Nazis' hatred of the Jews really come from - Martin Luther?
“The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows seven times higher than ordinary thieves.” (ref. Weimar, Vol. 53, Pg. 502). CUT - No wonder that Nazism hated the Jews
|Martin Luther by Cranach|
Look like a bully
What about Luther on the Sanctity of Marriage?
“If the husband is unwilling, there is another who is; if the wife is unwilling, then let the maid come.” (ref. Of Married Life). CUT - Where is the teaching of Jesus on marriage in this godforsaken man and his church?
“The word and work of God is quite clear, viz., that women are made to be either wives or prostitutes.” (ref. On Married Life). CUT - So much for equal rights of women here then, no wonder that God has abandoned Lutheran women "clergy" to Lesbianism.
So what has the father of Protestantism bequeathed the Church?
Well within 10 years of the first Protestant baptism the church in which it took place was closed. The areas that are Protestant in Europe close to where the Reformation started have the lowest Church attendance in the Christian world, the lowest baptisms and are the most secular. The Baltic states are now only 20% Christian the rest are mainly atheist except for Poland which is Catholic and has one of the highest church attendances in the world.
So what about his legacy?
Many say it is because of Luther's almost pathological hatred of the Jews that Protestant northern Germany was so ready to accept the Nazi party and Hitler in opposition to the Catholic German bishops who throughout the ages came to the rescue of the Jews often when ordinary Catholics expressed anger at their disproportionate power and wealth as they believed this was at the expense of ordinary Christians.
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