Protestant Reformer Martin Luther’s Perspective On The Jews

by David on July 21, 2016

This End Times Deceptions page features Martin Luther’s perspective of the Jews in the 16th century.

Protestant Reformer Martin Luther made these observations about the Jews:

Note: If his allegations are true, then his antisemitism is justified.

“They are the real liars and bloodhounds, who have not only perverted and falsified the entire Scriptures from beginning to end and without ceasing with their interpretations.

And all of the anxious sighing, longing and hoping of their hearts is directed to the time when some day they would like to deal with us heathen as they dealt with the heathen in Persia at the time of Esther… Oh how they love the book of Esther, which so nicely agrees with their bloodthirsty, revengeful and murderous desire and hope.

The sun never did shine on a more bloodthirsty and revengeful people as they, who imagine to be the people of God, and who desire to and think they must murder and crush the heathen. And the foremost undertaking which they expect of their Messiah is that he should slay and murder the whole world with the sword.

As they at first demonstrated against us Christians and would like to do now, if they only could; have also tried it often and have been repeatedly struck on their snouts… Their breath stinks for the gold and silver of the heathen; since no people under the sun always have been, still are, and always will remain more avaricious than they, as can be noticed in their cursed usury.

They also find comfort with this: “When the Messiah comes, He shall take all the gold and silver in the world and distribute it among the Jews. Thus, wherever they can direct Scripture to their insatiable avarice, they wickedly do so. Therefore know, my dear Christians, that next to the Devil, you have no more bitter, more poisonous, more vehement and enemy than a real Jew who earnestly desires to be a Jew.

There may be some among them who believe what the cow or the goose believes. But all of them are surrounded with their blood and circumcision. In history, therefore, they are often accused of poisoning wells, stealing children and mutilating them; as in Trent, Weszensee and the like. Of course they deny this. Be it so or not, however, I know full well that the ready will is not lacking with them if they could only transform it into deeds, in secret or openly.

A person who does not know the Devil, might wonder why they are so at enemity with the Christians above all others; for which they have no reason, since we only do good to them. They live among us in our homes, under our protection, use land and highways, market and streets. Princes and government sit by, snore and have their maws open, let the Jews take from their purse and chest, steal and rob whatever they will.

That is, they permit themselves and their subjects to be abused and sucked dry and reduced to beggars with their own money, through the usury of the Jews. For the Jews, as foreigners, certainly should have nothing from us; and what they have certainly must be ours. They do not work, do not earn anything from us, neither do we donate or give it to them. Yet they have our money and goods and are lords in our land where they are supposed to be in exile! If a thief steals ten gulden he must hang; if he robs people on the highway, his head is gone.

But a Jew, when he steals ten tons of gold through his usury is dearer than God himself! Do not their TALMUD and rabbis write that it is no sin to kill if a Jew kills a heathen, but it is a sin if he kills a brother in Israel? It is no sin if he does not keep his oath to a heathen. Therefore, to steal and rob (as they do with their moneylending) from a heathen, is a divine service…

And they are the masters of the world and we are their servants – yea, their cattle! I maintain that in three fables of Aesop there is more wisdom to be found than in all the books of the Talmudists and rabbis and more than ever could come into the hearts of the Jews… Should someone think I am saying too much – I am saying much too little! For I see in [their] writings how they curse us Goyim and wish as all evil in their schools and prayers. They rob us of our money through usury, and wherever they are able, they play us all manner of mean tricks…

No heathen has done such things and none would to so except the Devil himself and those whom he possesses – as he possesses the Jews. Burgensis, who was a very learned rabbi among them and by the grace of God became a Christian (which seldom occurs), is much moved that in their schools they so horribly curse us Christians (as Lyra also writes) and from that draws the conclusion that they must not be the people of God.

Now behold what a nice, thick, fat lie it is when they complain about being captives among us! Jerusalem was destroyed more than 1,400 years ago during that time we Christians have been tortured and persecuted by the Jews in all the world. On top of that, we do not know to this day what Devil brought them into our country. We did not fetch them from Jerusalem!…

Yes, we have and hold them captive, as I would like to keep my rheumatism, and all other diseases and misfortunes, who must wait as a poor servant, with money and property and everything I have! I wish they were in Jerusalem with the other Jews and whomsoever they would like to have with them.

Now what are we going to do with these rejected, condemned Jewish people?… Let us apply the ordinary wisdom of other nations like France, Spain, Bohemia, et al., who made them give an account of what they had stolen through usury, and divided it evenly; but expelled them from their country. For as heard before, God’s wrath is so great over them that through soft mercy they only become more wicked, through hard treatment, however, only a little better. Therefore, away with them!

How much more unbearable it is that we should permit the entire Christendom and all of us to be bought with our own money, be slandered and cursed by the Jews, who on top of all that be made rich and our lords, who laugh us to scorn and are tickled by their audacity! What a joyful affair that would be for the Devil and his angels, and cause them to laugh through their snouts like a sow grinning at her little pigs, but deserving real wrath before God.

Related Study: Christians Should Not Support Israel

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myra March 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

This is truly disgusting – Hitler used anti-semitic Martin Luther’s “On the Jews and their lies” in his world war II holocaust.
Hitler’s anti-Semitism grew out of his “Christian” education. “Christian” Austria and Germany in his time took for granted the belief that Jews held an inferior status to Aryan “Christians.” Jewish hatred did not spring from Hitler, it came from the preaching of Catholic priests and Protestant ministers throughout Germany for hundreds of years. The Protestant leader, Martin Luther, himself, held a livid hatred for Jews and their Jewish religion. In his book, “On the Jews and their Lies,” Luther set the standard for Jewish hatred in Protestant Germany up until World War II. Hitler expressed a great admiration for Martin Luther.
Hitler allegedly said: “I am only doing what Martin Luther proposed.”

Yahuah, I pray that you bind ha satan, his demons and his spirits from David. I pray that you grant David eye salve, to see the truth, that he would repent and be your witnesses! I pray this in the name of Yahusha Messiah.

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David March 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

The irony of your claim is that Martin Luther was talking about Ashkenazi Jews, who were stealing, killing and destroying. They are descendants of Turkish-Mongols, who converted to Judaism. So yes, they are called Jews, but they were not the descendants of Abraham. So his rants against them is not anti-semitic, as they were not Semites.

Hitler just used it as an excuse to demonize Luther and Christians.

The truth is that Martin Luther played a major role in the fulfillment of Revelation. He fulfilled Revelation 11:1-2, when he compared what the Popes of Rome taught against the Scriptures; and he found that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate church, a harlot church; and that it was to be delegated to the outer court of the Gentiles, as it was not part of the true church (the temple of Elohim). Here is the study http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/measuring-the-temple-of-revelation-11/

The Two Witnesses of Revelation were dead, as the Popes of Rome had relentlessly sought to burn the Scriptures and kill the Saints. In 1514 A.D., the Roman Church declared that nobody was left to witness against them. And there was 3 1/2 years of silence, with no protests.

All the while, Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, was reading the Scriptures and finding out the truth. And when he posted his 95 Thesis on the door of the Church of Wittenberg, exactly 3 1/2 years after the Two Witnesses (the Scriptures and the Saints) had been proclaimed as dead; the Witnesses rose back to life, and took back control of nations that had been held captive by the Popes.

Millions of printed Bibles (the Little Book of Revelation 10) were sent out, which testified against the Popes as the Son of Perdition, and the antichrist beast. And the Protestants testified against Rome, proclaiming them as the antichrist, proclaiming their false salvation message.
Here is the Two Witnesses study. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11/

Sadly, since then the Jesuits have infiltrated the Protestant churches and have brought them back under the authority of Rome.

So do I know it all? No! Am I fallible? Yes! But I will take my explanations over Protestant Pastors, and over others who do not know prophecy fulfillment.

If you looked around you would see all of the prophecy fulfillment studies, and you would see the amazing fulfillment of prophecy throughout history. And you would know that my eyes have been opened by the Ruach haKodesh. I serve Yahuah the Father and Yahusha my Messiah.

The 70th Week Of Daniel Deception http://70thweekofdaniel.com

The Olivet Discourse Deception http://theolivetdiscourse.com

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myra March 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

David, you say you are not perfect – yet you are insisting that only you have it right. To my knowledge only Elohim can make this claim. You never stand corrected. The ones that disagree with you are wrong, you alone have all the answers?! I am praying that if I am wrong, then yes, please Elohim reveal it to me – are you praying this for yourself?

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David March 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Myra, I have never said that only I have it right.

Yes, I do pray that if I’m wrong, that the Ruach would show me the truth. I pray about my perspective about Zionist Israel, and that page is the result of what I’ve been shown. The ‘Christians Should Not Support Zionist Israel’ page has 12,000 likes, so I’m not alone. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/christians-should-not-support-israel/

The witnesses on that website are Jews, who you proclaim to support, why don’t you listen to them?

But you don’t even seem to understand who is the Israel of Scripture. The Apostle Paul told us that not all Israel is Israel. He was saying that physical Israelite/Jews are not the true descendants of Abraham; but rather it is made up of those who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.

You don’t seem to understand the significance of Messiah’s words in the Olivet Discourse, about the desolation of the city, temple and Jews in 70 A.D. The Holy Jerusalem that is spoken about in Revelation is not a city in the Middle East, it is the bride of Messiah, His saints. We have a High Priest, Messiah. We are the temple, so a rebuilt temple is not needed and would be blasphemous. http://theolivetdiscourse.com/messiah-set-up-his-kingdom/

I don’t care about defending a belief, I just want the truth, which is why I’ve been shown a lot.

Do you always spend your time accusing people who are out there fighting against the enemy, to redeem the captives?

Are you one of those people who think that they have to find the fatal flaw in people who are teaching truth?

I’ve spent years proclaiming truth about the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel, the Olivet Discourse, the Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2, and Revelation; which is contrary to the deceptions that Pastors are teaching.

One would think that you would be grateful to have the truth of prophecy fulfillment written out in concise studies for you, but you have done nothing but oppose me.

You wrongly assumed that I was a typical Christian, but when I proclaimed my beliefs in Yahuah and Yahusha Messiah; and I posted my Come Out Of Her website, which helps people come out of the teachings of Rome; you didn’t even come back and say something positive.

I pray that you see the truth about Zionist Israel, and about me. 🙂

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myra March 28, 2017 at 10:54 pm

The only one who is accusing anyone of anything is you – you accuse those that do not agree with you to be deceived.
In your reply posts to those that “oppose” you, you come across like a “know-it-all.” Just remember that Elohim is speaking to other people as well, not just you and I cannot imagine that all of those are all wrong.
And no, I do not waste my valuable time to find “the fatal flaw” in people, just cannot stand it if someone is elevating himself into a “I-am-always-right” position. According to your thinking, those who oppose your “truth” as you see it, we do not understand (as in “dumb” perhaps?), we are ignorant, etc.. You do come across self-righteous at times, sorry to say. But perhaps I am misunderstanding you – again.
There a some things I agree on with you. But on this particular subject I happen to not agree with you. Let us just leave at that. Anything else would be fruitless. Shalom.

Jonathan May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

David ,so are you suggesting that since had a poor perspective Jews we should also hate them?
Should Luther be a pastors role model or Jesus?
And lastly even if they are ‘fake jews’ why are you so hateful of them and write articles to encourage others to join in the hate?
How is all this relevant in a christians journey?

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David May 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

I don’t hate anyone, nor have I express hatred on this website. Exposing the truth about people is not hatred.

How is it relevant? Christians gives Jews a free pass, though they persecute the Palestinians, and attack other countries; though the reject Messiah; though they curse Messiah, His mother and His followers, in their Babylonian Talmud.

If you read the website, you see that I cite True Torah Jews who oppose the Zionists in Israel, and proclaim that the state is illegitimate in the eyes of God. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/true-torah-jews-believe-that-the-state-of-israel-is-illegitimate-in-the-eyes-of-god/

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Thomas Mitchell October 9, 2017 at 4:22 am

Genesis​​
Chapter 10
1. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. 2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

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Amara August 31, 2016 at 4:23 am

It’s comical…. Really. You post all this stuff and don’t realize YOU are the one with a problem. Are you seriously choosing to be blind? You cannot justify being a hateful anti-Semite, then criticize someone else for not wanting to be chummy with Islam (because they are obligated to destroy all non-Muslims and spread their sociopolitical ideology until the entire world is under Shari’a law), and preach all this “love” and talk about Jesus out of the other side of your mouth. Funny you have this animosity for the Jews and yet… Yeshua (Jesus) was a Jewish man and crucified as a Jew.

You’re lost and you don’t even realize it.

While I know you’re gutless when it comes to criticism, seeing as you have to “moderate” all your comments and didn’t approve my other comment on another post (and you won’t this one, either).

It’s hard when someone tells you the truth, but you should be thankful it’s being done here on earth and not after Jesus tells you, “Depart from me, you evildoer, I never knew you!”

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David August 31, 2016 at 7:33 am

Your comment is comical Amara. As the article says, IF the Jews did what Martin Luther proclaims, THEN they were bad people and they deserved to be criticized… not because they are Jews, but because they did bad things.

If a Jew kills someone, is it antisemitic to arrest him and put him in jail? No.

So enough of the racist charges. I don’t hate anyone. I’m simply telling the truth. Sadly that truth offends you because you blindly support the Jews.

As for Messiah, read Matthew 23 to see what He thought of the Jews. Was He an antisemite when He called them hypocrites, children of hell, fools and blind guides?

Was Messiah an antisemite when He sent the Roman army to desolate them and their temple, ending the Jewish national existence; when 1.1. million Jews lie dead in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword? No, He is a just judge who gave them what they deserved, after they proclaimed “let His blood be on us and our children”, when they delivered Him up to be killed.

Moderating comments doesn’t make me gutless. If you knew what people submit as comments, you would not want many of them posted either, as they are antisemitic and saying hateful things against the Jews.

Go read Isaiah and Jeremiah to see what the Father said about the Jews. Here is a brief summary:

Isaiah 1:15 When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 5:13-14 Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; And their honorable men are famished, And their multitude is parched with thirst. Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem ‘s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.

Isaiah 28:14-15 Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, O scoffers, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem, Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact . The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”

Isaiah 59:2-3 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.

Jeremiah 1:16 I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.

Jeremiah 5:8-9 They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife. “Shall I not punish these people,” declares the Lord, “And on a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

Jeremiah 6:6-8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, “Cut down her trees And cast up a siege against Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression. “As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me. “Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited.”

Jeremiah 7:17-20 Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me. “Do they spite Me?” declares the Lord. “Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?” Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.

Jeremiah 9:3 And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me,” says the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:13-16 The Lord said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it, but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,” therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink. “I will scatter them among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the sword after them until I have annihilated them.”

Jeremiah 14:11-12 So the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the welfare of this people. “When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence.

Jeremiah 17:4 And you, even yourself, Shall let go of your heritage which I gave you; And I will cause you to serve your enemies In the land which you do not know; For you have kindled a fire in My anger which shall burn forever.

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Jonathan May 25, 2017 at 12:55 am

David will you say the same of Muslims?

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David May 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Well Jonathan, radical Muslims, Al Qaeda and ISIS, were created/funded/armed/trained by the Jesuit’s CIA; to justify the war on terror, to overthrow leaders who have not bowed down to the authority of the Jesuit General of Rome; who is the false prophet of Revelation 13 http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-earth-beast-of-revelation-13-jesuit-generals-of-rome/

So though the rebel Muslims who kill people are to be condemned, the real enemy lies in Rome and in their District of Columbia.

My Islam In Bible Prophecy study series shows you the role of Muslims. http://christianitybeliefs.org/islam-in-bible-prophecy/

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Jonathan May 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

So David why aren’t you as quick and enthusiastic to blanket all Muslims under the banner of terrorist behaviour but stereotype ‘fake jews’ for the behaviour of few?

Thomas Mitchell October 9, 2017 at 4:16 am

Since the time of Moses, God the Father has hidden his face from the Israelites!

Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
21. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

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David May 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Why? Because Christians aren’t blindly supporting Muslims. Instead they are conditioned to hate Muslims and wish they dead.

Christians blindly support the Zionist Jews, because they are supposedly God’s Chosen People. Read Isaiah and Jeremiah. Read Matthew 23. That’s what the Father and Son think about the Jews who rejected them.

Daniel 9 and Matthew 24 foretold the desolation of the Jews temple, the city, and the end of the Jewish nation. http://theolivetdiscourse.com

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David March 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

For the record Myra, I do not know it all. But I am confident in what I have been shown, and that may seem like being self-righteous to you; so I’m sorry if my text comes across that way. I’m black and white, and logically minded; and I don’t sugar-coat anything. I just explain what I’ve learned to be true. In this world of deception and double-mindedness, hopefully my straight-forward manner of providing answers is refreshing to some. Shalom 🙂

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Jonathan May 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

David even false prophets claim to be shown visions but are of the devil.
How do you know your visions are God inspired?
Did God send you tell us how a persecuted minority are liars ,thieves and murderers?
What i know David from scripture is that God told us we will know them by their fruits and hate and slander aren’t fruits of the holy spirit

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David May 25, 2017 at 7:45 pm

I have never claimed to have had a vision. Teaching truth is not hatred. The sad irony is that you could have learned something on this website, but instead all you do is complain. You will stand before your righteous Judge and explain why you blindly supported the Zionist Jews, who reject Messiah. True Israel is made up of those who have a covenant relationship with the Father, through the Son.

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Thomas Mitchell October 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm

As for a “persecuted minority” or remnant!

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that God the Father will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

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