Martin Luther - Controversial
MARTIN LUTHER  Macroknow Library

On The Jews and Their Lies.

"The Jews still persist in such doctrine to the present day. They imitate their fathers and pervert God's word. They are steeped in greed, in usury, they steal and murder where they can and ever teach their children to do likewise."1a TACITUS

"In the first place, they defame our lord Jesus Christ, calling him a sorcerer and tool of the devil. . .
"Then they also call Jesus a whore's son, saying that his mother Mary was a whore, who conceived him in adultery with a blacksmith."1b SCHAFER

"They stuff themselves, guzzle, and live in luxury and ease from our hard-earned goods. With their accursed usury they hold us and our property captive. Moreover, they mock and deride us because we work and let them play the role of lazy squires at our expense and in our land. Thus they are our masters and we are their servants, with our propery, our sweat, and our labor."1c OLD TESTAMENT POUND HITLER

" . . . I advise that usury be prohibited to them, and that all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them and put aside for safekeeping. . . Such money should now be used in no other way than the following: Whenever a Jew is sincerely converted, he should be handed one hundred, two hundred, or three hundred florins, as personal circumstances may suggest. With this he could set himself in some occupation for the support of his poor wife and children . . ."1d

"I hear it said that the Jews donate large sums of money and thus prove beneficial to governments. Yes, but where does this money come from? Not from their own possessions but from that of the lords and subjects whom they plunder and rob by means of usury."1e HERZL HITLER SARTRE PAGELS SCHAFER

" . . . [W]e will believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is truthful when he declares of the Jews who did not accept but crucified him, You are a brood of vipers and children of the devil [cf. Matt. 12:34]."1f NEW TESTAMENT

"My essay, I hope, will furnish a Christian . . . 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 devils."1g OLD TESTAMENT  

For Edward E. Ayoub's brief critique, see Learning from History.

For an understanding of the nature and roots of Judeophobia, see Schafer. For an analysis of the "us" vs. "them" complex, see Pagels. For a general investigation of Anti-Semitism, see Sartre. For philosophical utterances on Judaism, see Buber.  For Albert Einstein (brightest Jewish mind) on Israel and political Zionism, see Einstein. For a Jewish human rights perspective, see The Simon Wiesenthal Center. For a comparative analysis of major religions, see Religion.


* Italics in the original.

1 Martin Luther (1483-1546). On the Jews and Their Lies. Foreword by Texe Marrs. Austin, TX: RiverCrest Publishing, 2014.
a Chapter 7, at 130.
Chapter 10, at 171-173.
Ibid., at 182-183.
d Chapter 1
1, at 187-188
Ibid., at 190.
Ibid., at 195.
g Chapter 13, at 231.