|Fr. Tadeusz Guz, KUL|
Catholics, Christians and men of good will need to understand the the terrible evils that Martin Luther unleashed upon the Church and the world. Heresy, because it attacks our spiritual life, will - as we are body and soul - quickly spill over into our temporal, material life. Heresy, has terrible, practical consequences. It destroys not only the soul, but the body, society, physical creation.
We need to understand the terrible ideology of Luther, as even Catholic priests manifest shocking ignorance of the heresiarch's thinking and baneful influence. It can be said - objectively speaking - based on the effects and long-term results of Luther's revolt against Christ and His Church, that the sad man was one of the most evil men in history. Luther, along with other markedly wicked men, such as Julian the Apostate and Mohammed, have been, and will continue to be, regarded as precursors of the Man of Perdition, the Antichrist. In each of these extraordinarily evil men we see some element of the diabolical, which will be reflected in a more complete manner in the Man of Sin.
The scholar, Fr. Tadeusz Guz, Professor of Philosophy from the Catholic University of Lublin, has this to say about the evil influence of Luther:
The entire philosophy, whether it be British empiricism, or pantheism, or German idealism, or French materialism, or German materialism, hence Marx and Engels, and then Communism, Nazism, Genderism - to whom do they refer? To the reformation of Martin Luther. And this, which was my passionate interest, to absorb the theory of Marxism and Leninism, I had to turn to Hegel and study it page by page, volume after volume. What did I read? What Martin Luther concluded in Protestant faith and feeling, I came to see in philosophy.
What did Karl Marx along with Engels say in their early writings? What Martin Luther presented to us in the Reformation: we want to include it in the concept of politics.
What did Sigmund Freud say? What Martin Luther wrote in his theology: I want to include in psychoanalysis.
And what did the Communists say, led by Lenin? What Luther preceded us with: we want to lead the global revolution in politics.
And what did Hitler write about and his closest associates in the Third Reich? What Luther began, we want to continue.
I will give one example: Luther is the greatest broad-based anti-Semite within Christianity, who wrote two anti-Semitic works, about which are generally not spoken about. One work is "Against the Jews and their Lies". Under this guise, he writes that there were certain Jews who demanded an unfair judgment of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is, however, only a cover of Martin Luther's. He simply asks for the theft from Jews of gold, silver and all their possessions, to commit arson on all of the synagogues in Germany, to impose on them the burden of the most primitive labour, and if not wished, to expel them, because they do not have the right to exist.
What happened during the Third Reich? One of the Protestant bishops published in the hundreds of thousands, an edition of the work of Luther, in which were chosen the most violent passages. As he was a Protestant bishop, he published it in a very large circulation. The Third Reich's programme of anti-Semitism relied on the anti-Semitism of Martin Luther. Do you know, ladies and gentlemen, exactly when the fires on all the synagogues in the Third Reich were set? On the eve of Martin's birthday.
(Polish language translation: Barona)
One must ask again, how can men, claiming to be priests, laud such a man? How can they dare to approve of placing him amongst the saints?