Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Martin Luther has been compared by many to the Apostle Paul as one of the greatest man of the ages.  Remember he was originally Roman Catholic.  Although he objected to some of the things in the “church”, much of his theology was from the Roman Catholic church and extremely anti-Semitic.  The following appears in his writings:


Let me give you my honest advice.

First, their synagogues or churches 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 honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians, and that we have not wittingly tolerated or approved of such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of His Son and His Christians.

Secondly, Their homes should be broken down and destroyed.  For they perpetrated the same things there that they do in their synagogues.  For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives, as they complain of us incessantly before God with bitter wailing.

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 threat of death to teach any more.

Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to the Jews.  For they have no business in the rural districts since they are not nobles, nor officials, nor merchants, nor the like.  Let them stay at home.

Sixthly, they ought to be stopped from usury (interest).  All their cash and valuables of silver and gold ought to be taken from them and put aside for safekeeping.  For this reason, as said before everything that they possess they stole and robbed from their usury, for they have no other means of support.  This money should be used in the case (and in no other) where a Jew has honestly become a Christian, so that he may get for the time being one or two or three hundred florins, as the person may require.  This, in order that he may start a business to support his poor wife and children and the old and feeble.  Such evilly required money is cursed, unless, with God’s blessing, it is put to some good and necessary use.

Seventhly, let the young and strong Jews and Jewesses be given the flail. The ax, the hoe, the spade, the distaff, and spindle, and let them earn their bread by the sweat of their noses as is enjoined upon Adam’s children.  For it is not proper that they should want us cursed Goyylm to work in the sweat of our brow and that they, pious crew, idle away their days at the fireside in laziness, feasting, and display. And in addition to this, they boast impiously that they have become masters of the Christians at our expense.  We ought to drive the rascally lazy bones out of our system.

If, however, we are afraid that they might harm us personally, or our wives, children servants, cattle, etc., when they serve us or work for us - since it is surely to be presumed that such noble lords of the world and poisonous bitter worms are not accustomed to any work and would very unwillingly humble themselves to such a degree among the cursed Goyylm – then let apply the same cleverness [expulsion] as the other nations, such as France, Spain, Bohemia, etc., and settle with them for that which they have extorted usuriously from us, and after having divided it up fairly let us drive them out of the country for all time.  For, as has been said, God’s rage is so great against them that they only become worse and worse through mild mercy, and not much better through severe mercy.  Therefore away with them.

To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden – the Jews.

In the night of November 9-10, 1938 the Nazis carried out his advice. This was known as the “Night of the Broken Glass” (Kristalnacht).  Martin Luther apparently had never studied the book of Romans especially chapters 3 and 11.  Romans 3:1 “What therefore the advantage of-the Jews or what the profit of-the circumcision?  2.  Much according-to every manner. For first on-the-one-hand because they-were-trusted with the oracles of-the God”.  Romans 11: 1. “ I-am-saying therefore, Has the God pushed-away-from-himself his people? No! May-it-not-come-to-pass; for I myself also am an Israelite, out-of seed of-Abraham, of-the-tribe of-Benjamin.  2.  The God has not pushed-away-from-himself his people whom he-came-to-know-before”.


When you read those verses, how can there be any question as to who the Gods people are and have been.  Joel 3:2  “I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgement upon them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations: and they have parted my land”.


Phil Nordan

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Monroe, NC 28112