Saturday, February 24, 2007

Martin Luther on Islam

Here is what Martin Luther had to say about Islam

I have some pieces of Mohammed’s Koran which might be called in German a
book of sermons or doctrines of the kind that we call pope’s decretals. When I
have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and
shameful book it is. In the first place, he praises Christ and Mary very much as
those who alone were without sin, and yet he believes nothing more of Christ
than that he is a holy prophet, like Jeremiah or Jonah, and denies that he is
God’s Son and true God. Besides, he does not believe that Christ is the Savior
of the world, Who died for our sins, but that He preached to His own time, and
completed His work before His death, just like any other prophet.On the other
hand, he praises and exalts himself highly and boasts that he has talked with
God and the angels, and that since Christ’s office of prophet is now complete,
it has been commanded to him to bring the world to his faith and if the world is
not willing, to compel it or punish it with the sword; and there is much
glorification of the sword in it. Therefore, the Turks think their Mohammed much
higher and greater than Christ, for the office of Christ has ended and
Mohammed’s office is still in force.From this anyone can easily observe that
Mohammed is a destroyer of our Lord Christ and His kingdom, and if anyone denies
concerning Christ, that He is God’s Son and has died for us, and still lives and
reigns at the right hand of God, what has he left of Christ? Father, Son, Holy
Ghost, Baptism, the Sacrament, Gospel, Faith and all Christian doctrine and life
are gone, and there is left, instead of Christ, nothing more than Mohammed with
his doctrine of works and especially of the sword. That is the chief doctrine of
the Turkish faith in which all abominations, all errors, all devils are piled up
in one heap.


Read more at The Gates of Vienna

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Probably can't happen in America

Supporters of US Vice President Dick Cheney hold a banner outside the hotel where he delivered his Australian American Leadership Dialogue in Sydney. Cheney on Saturday met Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of Washington's staunchest allies, for talks likely to focus on troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.(AFP/Torsten Blackwood)

But this can.