Why did Martin Luther of the Protestant Reformation HATE Jews with such a passion ?
Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?---Martin Luther (Germany)
“What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews?
First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honour of God and of Christianity, in order that God may see that we are true Christians.
Secondly, their homes should be likewise broken down and destroyed.
Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayerbooks and talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing and blasphemy are taught.
Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threats of death to teach anymore.” – Martin Luther
“If I find a Jew to baptize, I shall lead him to the Elbe bridge, hang a stone around his neck, and push him into the water, baptizing him with the name of Avraham!.. I cannot convert the Jews. Our lord Christ did not succeed in doing so; but I can close their mouths so that there will be nothing for them to do but to lie upon the ground.” – Martin Luther
“I hope I shall never be so stupid as to be circumcised; I would rather cut off the left breast of my Catherine and of all women.” --- Martin Luther
“If we are to remain unsullied by the blasphemy of the Jews and not wish to take part in it, we must be separated from them and they must be driven out of the country.” – Martin Luther
Jesus did not call them Abraham's children, but a "brood of vipers" [Matt. 3:7]. Oh, that was too insulting for the noble blood and race of Israel, and they declared, "He has a demon' [Matt 11:18]. Our Lord also calls them a "brood of vipers"; furthermore in John 8 [:39,44] he states: "If you were Abraham's children ye would do what Abraham did.... You are of your father the devil. It was intolerable to them to hear that they were not Abraham's but the devil's children, nor can they bear to hear this today.------Martin Luther
Learn from this, dear Christian, what you are doing if you permit the blind Jews to mislead you. Then the saying will truly apply, "When a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit" [cf. Luke 6:39]. You cannot learn anything from them except how to misunderstand the divine commandments...------Martin Luther
St. John Chrysostom: “I know that many people hold a high regard for the Jews and consider their way of life worthy of respect at the present time... This is why I am hurrying to pull up this fatal notion by the roots ... A place where a whore stands on display is a whorehouse. What is more, the synagogue is not only a whorehouse and a theater; it is also a den of thieves and a haunt of wild animals ... not the cave of a wild animal merely, but of an unclean wild animal ... When animals are unfit for work, they are marked for slaughter, and this is the very thing which the Jews have experienced. By making themselves unfit for work, they have become ready for slaughter. This is why Christ said: “as for my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them and slay them before me’ (Luke 19.27).”
“I do insist on the certainty that sooner or later – once we hold power – Christianity will be overcome and the German Church established. Yes, the German church, without a Pope and without the bible, and Luther, if he could be with us, would give us his blessing.” (Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s speeches, edited by Prof. N.H. Baynes [oxford, 1942], pg. 369.)
"I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism." — Frank Buchman (1878-1961), U.S. evangelist, 1936
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Saul of Tarsus (AKA St. Paul)
They all came along with their "new faith" and tried to sell it to the Jews. They said nice things about the Jews in an attempt to make the sale. But when the Jews would not buy, all three turned on the Jews and started saying evil about them.
If you think a woman scorned has a fury, just refuse a fanatics new religion and see what happens.
- cashelmaraLv 71 decade ago
Have you read about....... "On the Jews and their Lies", a 65,000-word treatise written by the German monk and church reformer Martin Luther in 1543, three years before his death.
Luther writes that the Jews are a "base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth." They are full of the "devil's feces ... which they wallow in like swine," and the synagogue is an "incorrigible whore and an evil **** ..." He argues that their synagogues and schools should be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness, afforded no legal protection, and these "poisonous envenomed worms" should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time. He also seems to advocate their murder, writing "[w]e are at fault in not slaying them."
In the 16th c., Luther, reacting to serious abuses and clerical corruption in the Latin Church, to his own heretical theological vision , and, frankly, to his own inner demons, removed those books from the canon that lent support to orthodox doctrine, relegating them to an appendix. Removed in this way were books that supported such things as prayers for the dead (Tobit 12:12; 2 Maccabees 12:39-45), Purgatory (Wisdom 3:1-7), intercession of dead saints (2 Maccabees 15:14), and intercession of angels as intermediaries (Tobit 12:12-15).
Ultimately, the "Reformers" decided to ignore the canon determined by the Christian Councils of Hippo and Carthage.
- FeivelLv 71 decade ago
At first, Luther thought he could convert Jews to Christianity and it was on the corruption of the Catholic church that kept Jews from converting. When Jews did not flock to Luther, he turned on the Jews and wrote against them.
Every leader needs a scapegoat and the Jews were ready made for him.
Luther may be seen as a wonderful man in most Christian sects but to Judaism he was a very evil man.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
For all his good, Luther did not rise above the age in which he lived. He was a product of the sad times of his sojourn......
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- SentinelLv 71 decade ago
Hmm, God decided that Peter and the Apostles and all who have suceeded them were wrong, which means that the Gospels were also wrong so He chose a bigoted meglomanic instead to start the true church, make any sense?
- CathyLv 61 decade ago
He didn't hate Jews at first. Originally, he thought that since he had "the truth" that all he had to do was to be nice to the Jews and they would convert en masse. When that didn't happen, he turned on us. He hasn't been the only Christian leader to follow this pattern.
- HatikvahLv 71 decade ago
Enough already! We've all seen enough of this garbage.
- CJLv 61 decade ago
Yeah, Luther was very messed up on some things.
And catholics are not saved Christians, because catholics have a false gospel of works that leads to eternal hell.