The Woeful Martin Luther Deception!

By David J. Stewart
December 2013 | Updated November 2019

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies...” —2nd Peter 2:1

Our fundamental Bible churches today are filled with ignorant believers who view Martin Luther as a great hero of the faith. Tragically, Martin Luther was a heretic! I realize this comes as a shock to many Christians, but the proof is undeniable. The Biblical teaching of being saved by faith alone is often attributed to Martin Luther; BUT, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Indeed, Luther and the other reformers did challenge the Catholic Church that sold indulgences and offered a “works-based” type of salvation. However, just because Martin Luther protested against the Catholic Church doesn't mean that he was saved. Martin Luther often taught that salvation was based on faith alone, and not received based upon a person’s meritorious works; however, Luther’s idea of faith alone does not conform to the Biblical teaching that baptism is not required for salvation.

While it is understood that the opinions of men are in no way authoritative when it comes to God’s plan for salvation, it is nonetheless interesting to note that Martin Luther believed wholeheartedly in the necessity of water baptism as a prerequisite for salvation. 

In his Large Catechism, Luther wrote:

[I] affirm that Baptism is no human trifle, but that it was established by God Himself. Moreover, He earnestly and solemnly commanded that we must be baptized or we shall not be saved. No one is to think that it is an optional matter like putting on a red coat. It is of greatest importance that we hold Baptism in high esteem as something splendid and glorious. The reason why we are striving and battling so strenuously for this view of Baptism is that the world nowadays is full of sects that loudly proclaim that Baptism is merely an external form and that external forms are useless.... Although Baptism is indeed performed by human hands, yet it is truly God’s own action (1978, pp. 98-99). [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Luther, Martin (1978), Luther’s Large Catechism, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia)

From Luther’s own comments about baptism, it is clear that he taught water baptism as essential for salvation (the heresy of baptismal regeneration). Many Protestant denominations today have been infected with Luther's damnable heresy. Sadly, most fundamental Bible-believing churches have also been caught up in the woeful Martin Luther deception. What Mr. Luther is still teaching posthumously is no different than what we read in Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” Whether it be circumcision or water baptized, these are both damnable lies of the Devil, because the Gospel does not require either of them, nor are they permissible in God's plan of salvation.

Martin Luther was subtle, just as Satan—teaching that salvation is by faith alone, while simultaneously requiring baptism to be saved. Obviously, Luther didn't consider baptism a self-righteous work. The Word of God states in John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned...” I don't see any mention of “baptism” there. John the Apostle professed in 1st John 5:13 the purpose of his Epistle ... “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” Carefully notice that John never mentions baptism in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd John. By the way, John doesn't mention speaking in tongues either. 

Romans 11:6 plainly tells us that if salvation is by works then it is no longer by grace, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” If you add anything to simple childlike faith in Jesus as the Christ, then you have corrupted the saving grace of God and the Gospel. Such is of the Devil. Martin Luther taught works salvation. Every hellbound Catholic today who speaks of faith also believes that salvation comes only through keeping the 7 Sacraments of the Church in Rome. Of course, that is a false view of the Gospel and a road straight to Hell, fire, and damnation.

The Apostle wrote 1st John to enlighten us how to KNOW we are saved. It is ludicrous for Charismatics to claim speaking in tongues as evidence of being saved. It is also ludicrous for anyone to claim that baptism is necessary for salvation. If this were the case, then John WOULD have mentioned it. Romans 4:5 plainly states, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” There's NO mention of baptism.

What, then, would Martin Luther say to those today who teach that “faith alone” excludes baptism? Listen to Luther's own words concerning the Biblical doctrine of “faith alone” ...

But our know-it-alls, the new spirit people, claim that faith alone saves and that human works and outward forms contribute nothing to this. We answer: It is of course true that nothing in us does it except faith, as we shall hear later. But these blind leaders of the blind refuse to see that faith must have something in which it believes, that is, something it clings to, something on which to plant its feet and into which to sink its roots. Thus faith clings to the water and believes Baptism to be something in which there is pure salvation and life, not through the water, as I have emphasized often enough, but because God’s name is joined to it ... It follows from this that whoever rejects Baptism rejects God’s word, faith, and the Christ who directs us to Baptism and binds us to it (1978, pp. 101-102). [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Luther, Martin (1978), Luther’s Large Catechism, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia)

Martin Luther was a heretic! He ignorantly wrestled the Scriptures and believed things about the Bible that were not true. Martin Luther rejected the Book of Revelation because he couldn't understand it. The Biblical teaching of “faith only” which is so often attributed to Martin Luther, has nothing to do with Martin Luther. 

This is the damnable Martin Luther deception! From the quotes we have read by Martin Luther, it is abundantly clear that Luther DIDN'T believe in “faith only” for salvation. Luther speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Martin Luther’s words are unambiguous and clear—his “faith alone” did not exclude water baptism as necessary for salvation. 

Harvest Baptist Church On Guam Wickedly Promotes Martin Luther as a 'Born-Again' Hero!

After an evening church service in 2014, I respectfully handed the truthful book: “Martin Luther: Master of Deceit” (.PDF) to the senior pastor of Harvest. In response he said: “Martin Luther was born-again!” I humbly put my head down and prayed for the Lord to open his eyes.

Later in 2014, I was compelled to leave Harvest Baptist Church by their shameful pastors, who refused to heed THE TRUTH, and tried to silence me. My youngest daughter and her husband were also attending the church at the time, and were horribly targeted by Harvest's pastors, and intentionally mistreated to compel them to leave also, lest it give me a bridge to return. One of their assistant pastors spoke to a group of people, and narrowed out my daughter, saying sarcastically to her: “Some people think that Martin Luther wasn't born again.” My daughter and son-in-law left the church as their pastors wanted, never to return. God will hold those pastors accountable!

Let me put this to rest, right here and right now, dear reader. Martin Luther was NOT a born-again Christian! Pastors today are woefully ignorant, merely going along with what they have been taught by other misled clergy, falsely influenced to believe that Martin Luther (1483-1546) was some great born-again hero of the Christian faith. MARTIN LUTHER IS BURNING IN HELL!!! Although it is true that in the year 1517 Martin Luther (as a Catholic priest) protested against the Roman Catholic Church, nailing his famous '95 THESIS' to the church door in Germany, it is not true that he experienced the new birth by faith alone in Christ.

Let me quote a portion of Mr. Luther's Large Catechism to you again, which was authored by him in the year 1529 (12 years after he alleged got saved in 1517), in which he plainly refutes the idea of salvation by faith alone without water baptism...

But our know-it-alls, the new spirit people, claim that faith alone saves and that human works and outward forms contribute nothing to this. We answer: It is of course true that nothing in us does it except faith, as we shall hear later. But these blind leaders of the blind refuse to see that faith must have something in which it believes, that is, something it clings to, something on which to plant its feet and into which to sink its roots. Thus faith clings to the water and believes Baptism to be something in which there is pure salvation and life, not through the water, as I have emphasized often enough, but because God’s name is joined to it ... It follows from this that whoever rejects Baptism rejects God’s word, faith, and the Christ who directs us to Baptism and binds us to it (1978, pp. 101-102). [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Luther, Martin (1978), Luther’s Large Catechism, (Saint Louis, MO: Concordia)

Do you see Luther's error? He claims to believe that “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH,” but in his mind, “faith” means getting water baptized!!! That is “ANOTHER GOSPEL.” Harvest Baptist Church on Guam drove me and my family out of their CULT, because I handed them THE TRUTH, placing it directly into their irresponsible hands. They berated me. They mistreated my daughter and son-in-law. They were glad to see us all go, which is as wicked as Hell.

I heard the senior pastor of Harvest in 2014 say on a Sunday morning from his pulpit, while looking directly at me: “Once feelings are hurt and people are offended, it's over!” That is as wicked as Hell what that senior pastor said! What saith the Scripture? Ephesians 4:30-32, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” There is no forgiveness at HBC. There are no second chances at Harvest. They are so arrogant and proud that they would rather see the church dwindle and die spiritually, than to embrace THE TRUTH. Ironically, and this is so shameful on their part, the church's theme for the year of 2015 was “STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED” (2nd Timothy 2:15).

Check this out. The 'Catholic Answers' ministry website actually quotes Martin Luther to support their heresy of Baptismal Regeneration...

The Christian belief that baptism is necessary for salvation is so unshakable that even the Protestant Martin Luther affirmed the necessity of baptism. He wrote: “Baptism is no human plaything but is instituted by God himself. Moreover, it is solemnly and strictly commanded that we must be baptized or we shall not be saved” (Large Catechism 4:6).

Yet Christians have also always realized that the necessity of water baptism is a normative rather than an absolute necessity.

SOURCE: Catholic Answers: The Necessity of Baptism

Could the truth be any more obvious? What is wrong with pastors and layman today, that they refuse to see the light and stop promoting this ungodly man? I and my daughter, and her husband, and my grandson, were all driven out of Harvest Baptist Church in 2014 because as a friend I told THE TRUTH to the people of Harvest, warning them that Martin Luther was not saved, and teaches ANOTHER GOSPEL. Psalms 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

Kindly, Harvest's pastors have blood on their hands, for misleading thousands of people to think that Martin Luther was a true Christian. In reality, Luther was a wolf in sheep's clothing. There is no doubt that he was a famous religious man, and a leader in the Reformation, but Luther was no hero of the Christian faith, who is ACCURSED by God for preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL!!! Galatians 1:7-9, “Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Martin Luther was as much a Christian as Martin Luther King Jr. (who openly denied Jesus' virgin birth, deity and bodily resurrection in his writings). Do you understand that Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a professed Christian, and a highly respected and honored Baptist minister? Clearly, these wicked unsaved men are no more saved than Kanye West (an overnight sensation in the religious community), but in reality they are all hellbound Satanic clowns! Does anybody care about THE TRUTH?

This is a very important matter, because if you promote Martin Luther to young people in a religious school, you are teaching them that it really doesn't matter what we believe as Christians. Ecumenicals don't care! ...

“As long as I've got breath to breathe, I'll not dip my sails. Let me tell you something—This battle we have tonight is a battle between the new-evangelical crowd and fundamentalist crowd. What it is!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, "Nebuchadnezzar, God's Servant"

The reason why America is going to Hell is because of the INDIFFERENT attitudes of clergy and layman alike. Somebody has got to start caring. My critics are God's critics, according to Matthew 25:40 and Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” If what I am saying is THE TRUTH, then Harvest's pastors and layman alike will be put to shame in eternity. The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top. Those pastors who reject the truth are culpable. Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Today's pastors are so arrogant and full of sinful pride, that even when you kindly place THE TRUTH, directly into their hands, THEY REJECT IT!!! No wonder Jesus said in Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Martin Luther had baptism on the brain!! Anyone who sanctions, promotes or recognizes Luther as a born-again Christian is bidding Godspeed to evil!! To God be the glory, I speak THE TRUTH!!!

Martin Luther on the Unbiblical Sacrament of Holy Communion

In Luther's Small Catechism, he states concerning the unbiblical Holy Communion...

BLASPHEMY!!! Luther is teaching Catholic heresy. Salvation is not obtained by quoting “these words in the sacrament.” A person cannot have their sins forgiven through partaking of Holy Mass or Holy Communion, which Lutherans and Catholics believe. In fact, the terms “Holy Mass” and “Holy Communion” aren't even found in the Bible. The Bible teaches the “Lord's supper” in 1st Corinthians 11:20. Also, the term “sacrament” is not found anywhere in the Scriptures. It is manmade tradition, originating in Roman Catholicism. The Lord's Supper, Biblically, is simply a time for a church (local gathering of believers) to REMEMBER the Lord's broken body and shed blood for our sins (Luke 22:19; 1st Corinthians 11:24-25).

Biblically, salvation happens the very moment that a person believes on the name of Jesus Christ to forgive their sins (Acts 10:43; John 20:31). There are no required church Sacraments nor rituals required for salvation as Lutherans and Catholics claim. Salvation is of the heart (Romans 10:10). “THE GOSPEL” is the “GOOD NEWS” that Jesus Christ DIED on the cross for our sins, was BURIED, and then after three days bodily RESURRECTED from the dead for the justification of our faith (1st Corinthians 15:1-4, 14, 17). If Christ be not risen, then our faith in in vain! Anyone who comes to God as an admitted guilty sinner, believing the GOOD NEWS, is instantly, profoundly and irrevocably saved forever!!!

The Lord's Supper is a practice started by the Lord Jesus. It is not a Sacrament, nor an ordinance, nor does it have any special power to it. There is no grace bestowed as most Protestants falsely believe. There is no efficacy (power) in partaking of the Lord's Supper. The monstrosity of the Holy Eucharist which Roman Catholics teach and practice, called transubstantiation, where Catholics literally think they are eating Jesus' body and drinking His blood, is of the Devil.

Lutherans teach and practice a similar heresy called, consubstantiation, where they believe that a special grace is bestowed upon those who partake of Holy Communion. And as you have read, Luther taught that the Holy Communion brings salvation. The Bible does NOT teach any such thing as Mr. Luther claims. The Catholic and Lutheran views of Holy Communion are of the Devil. The Bible simply teaches that the Lord's Supper is a time of REMEMBRANCE in the church, a time when all the gears stop turning to think about how precious the Lord's bodily and blood sacrifice mean to us. It is a time of reflection, honoring our Lord for His sacrifice for our sins.

This is quite different than the bizarre and cannibalistic teaching of Catholics that they are literally consuming the Lord's body and blood into their digestive system, thus renewing them with spiritual life. Nor does the Bible teach anything near what Lutherans and Martin Luther claim, that is, that salvation is obtained through Holy Communion. Protestantism is rooted in the teaching of Sacraments, which the Bible does not teach. Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper are simply ordinances to be obeyed by believers who love the Lord and desire to please Him, but they are not mandatory for salvation, clearly evidenced by the plain teaching of the Scriptures.

We are “JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS” by faith...

Acts 13:37-39, “But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

Salvation is coming to God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, to be forgiven of one's sins (John 14:6). Jesus Christ is the key to salvation. Do you believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and will you receive Him personally as YOUR Savior? Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for YOUR sins? Christ died, that's history; Christ's died for me, that's salvation. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved. GET GOD'S GIFT! If you will simply, by faith, take God at His Word (as recorded in the Scriptures), and gladly receive the 'GOOD NEWS' of what Christ did on the cross to pay for your sins, believing that He has risen from the dead—you will be immediately, irrevocably and forever saved. You have God's solemn promise of it! John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

So many people today ignorantly tout Martin Luther as the great reformer of the “faith only” movement; but, in reality, Luther was a heretic who fathered the Baptismal Regeneration movement. Luther is tragically burning in Hell. The damnable Martin Luther deception has caused Christians around the world to remain silent concerning the evils of the Lutheran religion. Lutheranism is of the Devil. 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." —1st Timothy 4:1

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