Martin Luther


The following gems were written by Martin Luther.
Prior to being saved by the grace of God, Luther
was a Roman Catholic priest.

“The Mass is the greatest blasphemy
of God, and the highest idolatry upon
the earth, an abomination the like of
which has never been in Christendom.”

“The Kingdom of Christ is a kingdom
of mercy, grace, and goodness. The
kingdom of the Pope is a kingdom
of lies and damnation!”

“The Roman Church has become
the most licentious den of thieves,
the most shameless of all brothels,
the kingdom of sin, death, and hell.
It is so bad that even Antichrist
himself, if he should come, could
think of nothing to add to its wickedness.”

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5 Responses to Martin Luther

  1. Helen says:

    Hi!

    Here are some other things Luther said you might like to know:

    “Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides… No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day.” (‘Let Your Sins Be Strong, from ‘The Wittenberg Project;’ ‘The Wartburg Segment’, translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther’s Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).
    Luther is actually saying that our actions — even the most sinful actions imaginable — don’t matter! He is saying we can commit any sin we want — willfully, presumptuously, purposefully — and we will not offend God! After all, we require nothing more than “faith” to be saved. What we do is incidental. Of course anyone familiar with Scripture will point out that this is not a Christian teaching. For throughout the Bible we are told that sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). No believer has a license to sin. Christians who willfully sin WILL be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (Romans 12:14; 1st Thessalonians 4:6).

    Doing Good Is More Dangerous Than Sinning
    “Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin.” (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O’Hare, in ‘The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122.)
    You must be thinking, “What? Could he possibly have written what I thought I just read? ‘It is more important to guard them against good works than against sin.’” Well okay, read it again, just to make sure.
    Luther cautions us against good and upright actions. He says, don’t worry about sin — Jesus will take care of it. But doing good — that you’d better watch out for. Especially if you think being kind and generous and loving will affect your outcome at the final judgment.
    In his hubris, he ignores verse after verse of Scripture — New Testament and Old — where we are told that the way we live out our faith will be the criterion upon which we will be judged. As Paul makes eminently clear in Rom. 2: 5-11, “…the just judgment of God, who will repay everyone according to his works.” And again in 2 Cor. 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat… so that each one may receive recompense , according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.” Luther was utterly and monumentally wrong — wrong for the ages.

    He also said we should aim to kill the Jews, “Forget the stupid 10 commendmants”, treat peasants harshly, etc… Dont believe? Check the link below!

    http://divineblessings.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/what-did-luther-say-on-sin-free-will-the-jews-and-the-poor/

    • steveair says:

      Thanks Helen, but I know all about Martin Luther.
      I just picked out the good stuff which is true.

      • Helen says:

        Hi Steve,

        Well, it’s all a matter of perspective, really. Some people may also think the stuff I quoted in my previous comment is ‘good stuff’…

        Anyway, I think I’d like to say to you is that Catholics and non-Catholics have a lot of common grounds, maybe more than you think… We should try to focus on those rather than on being antagonistic towards one another. Which is probably what the devil wants anyway!

        You see; Catholics believe salvation is a free gift of God – a view which I think Evangelicals also share. We believe that there is NOTHING one can do to earn their salvation, which again, protestants also believe.

        However, for Catholics salvation comes from Grace alone, not faith alone, which if you think about it, is just a matter of how each of us look at things. For a Catholic faith is necessary, but true faith is something no man can obtain by his own efforts, rather only through God’s grace. So ultimately we are saved by Grace.

        There is a lot of misconceptions about Catholicism. We don’t believe good works can earn us heaven. But we do believe that faith without love in empty, as St Paul put it in 1 Cor 13:1.

        Therefore, Christians need to act on their faith keeping in mind the 2 great commandments: Love God above all. Love your neighbour as you love yourself.

        Loving the neighbour leads to charity without self interest, the same as good works, which I think reflects St James’ assertion on James 2:20. Through living our faith through love and charity, humility and obedience we become Christ-like, which in turn allows us to receive God’s Sanctifying graces…

        To me is so simple: Loving Jesus and keeping his commandments brings us close to the Father because those who love Him, the Father will love them and will abide in them…(John 14:23)

        Finally, the Catholic Mass is a sincere worship. We get together with the sole intention of Praising God and glorifying Him. Luther got it all wrong, I am afraid.

        God bless

  2. Wow, you have some real anger management issues with the Catholic church. As for your quoting scripture, what about Corinthians when Paul talks about how people create their own divisions? For someone who espouses love of God you sure do judge people at the drop of a hat and do it in a very nasty mean-spirited way. Why not leave the judgment to Him? Am I missing something or did Jesus talk about love rather than hate? I can see where your hate has brought you and I’ll leave you to it. You obviously are not open to discussion about difference and just want to condemn Catholics. Forgiveness, love, and compassion must not be something that is taught in your version of the Bible so I’ll just keep mine and leave you to your misery.

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