I was born and raised Lutheran, but my dh was never baptised and doesn't know much about the Lord. He wanted to "church shop" and I went with him to be supportive. Anyways, one of the churches did a sermon on the Lutheran church. The pastor said that Martin Luther burned and murdered many people and that his anti-semitic speeches were plagiarized by Hitler! OH MY GOODNESS!! If this has any grain of truth I feel just terrible. What sort of religion did my family baptise me into? Do people just join these churches and give their lives to them without doing any kind of a background check? I don't want to go to a place that was founded on the beliefs of a terrible man!! What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:15 AM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:32 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 8:08 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:28 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
I don't recall Luthern murdering anyone. That is complete BS. Now he was very frustrated wtih the Jews who refused to convert. It wasn't a racist thing. He didn't think the Jewish race was defective. He just didn't understand why they wouldn't leave what they had grown up with and come to the same understanding that he had.
Whatever Hitler did (quoted) was his own doing. Hitler persecuted Jews based on their heritage not their personal beliefs. He thought the "race" was weak and that the Airian Nation has the strongest genes. Hitler persecutected people who were only 1/4 Jewish and practised Christianity.
Pull out your Catechism and read it along with the Bible. Don't believe the rantings of some fool who is trying to "Market" his church over the truth.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:40 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:30 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by NewDay810 at 10:26 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 10:42 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Although it is important to know church history, what is more important is what the church does now. We are living in the present and for the future (to be united with God in Heaven), what has happened in the past cannot be changed, but the church can learn from it. I dislike any church that picks apart other churches and says that are wrong. It is done to Catholics and other Christian denominations as well. I would personally never, ever attend a church that felt it had to pick apart other denominations. That is not the way God wants us to be.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:50 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
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