Tuesday 16 December 2014

Martin Luther: his false conception of God and Salvation gave rise to the most terrible evils - communism, nazism, genderism...

Fr. Tadeusz Guz, KUL
[Note:the translated text in this post must be credited to Toronto Catholic Witness]

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? 


Unknown said...

Very interesting, but that's very un-ecumenical of him! Why that is so un-ecumenical, I would even call that priest a heretic! But then again New Church doesn't believe in heresy anymore, so I don't know what to call him.

Anonymous said...

Ah, there is the term; un-ecumenical! It is the religious PC descriptor that drives Catholics to sit silent when the truth of the authentic Catholic faith is needed to counter a church that has, like salt, "lost its flavor", that is "Luke warm". It always seems that the "authentic Catholics" must remain silent and accept the other "religions" view point or they are declared "bigoted" and "un-ecumenical" and then attacked by our own Bishops. I believe Martin Luther, in his own writings later in life, acknowledged that his teachings comes from the devil, and only at the suggestion of the evil one had he abolished the Mass as " an act of idolatry". Truth the two edged sword, we sure need it.

Anonymous said...

How is telling the truth 'un-ecumenical'?! So ecumenics should be based on lies?! As to Rev. Prof. Guz, 1/he surely didn't say 'entire philosophy', but 'entire MODERN philosophy', post-Luther; 2/the man is so astonishingly well-read, it's awesome. He only reads the actual works by the philosophers he studies - in their original languages, so as not to waste time, hence when he says something, it's not based on a second-hand opinions or summaries - and if anyone studied modern philosophers, you know what is takes - an excerpt from Rev. Prof. Guz or an interpretation of what he may have said, like what you posted here, doesn't do him justice. ; 3/if you have access to a German paper "Die Tagespost”, they interviewed him on Feb 24, 2015 („Es gibt keine Theologie ohne philosophische Grundlage“ - "There is no theology without philosophical foundation"). Rev. Prof. Guz has taught internationally, mostly in Germany and Poland, writing his Master's thesis on Hegel, then his habilitation on the disintegration of metaphysics from Hegel to Adorno and in this interview he speaks about all these, Lutheran theology, and how Luther's view on marriage is evident in some voices even within the Catholic Church, as has been made evident in the recent Synod on the Family; 4/he was dean of his uni's off-campus law school for several years, still teaching there, and his students pass the bar in the highest number and best results of any uni, despite huge competition and not a Catholic-friendly environment. I can only wish more of his lectures/writing would be made available to a wider audience.