Bible Origin, the Eucharist, Way to Salvation
In these mediated messages, Martin Luther comments on the Bible origin, the Eucharist and way to salvation. He again explains that the Bible has errors, Jesus is not God, his blood has no effect on cleansing people from sins, and the Eucharist is abhorrent to Jesus. He shows what salvation truly involves. For related information, go to this page .
Luther Again Denies the Vicarious Atonement.
He Also States That the Bible Is Full of Contradictions and Errors
I AM HERE. Martin Luther.
I came again because I want to tell you that I was with you this afternoon when you were reading the comments on the origin and different versions of the Bible. Among them was a reference to my version. And I want to say that, while my version was a pretty correct translation, yet, the manuscripts and other versions upon which I based my translation were not the real writings of those who profess to have written them. I mean that those manuscripts were not true copies of the original epistles and books written by those whose names they bear. Many interpretations and more constructions were given to the texts of the originals than you or any other mortal are aware of.
The Bible as now written, and as I translated it, is full of contradictions and errors and makes the Truth hard to ascertain. Take, for instance, that one subject of the blood redemption.
NO GREATER ERROR WAS EVER WRITTEN THAN THAT THE BLOOD OF JESUS SAVES FROM SIN, OR THAT HIS BLOOD WASHES AWAY SIN! IT SEEMS TO ME NOW SO ABSURD THAT I WONDER AND AM ASTONISHED THAT I COULD EVER HAVE BELIEVED IN SUCH AN ABSURDITY.
I KNOW NOW THAT THERE IS NO EFFICACY IN JESUS’ BLOOD TO ACCOMPLISH ANY SUCH RESULTS. AND THE PITY IS THAT MANY MEN NOW BELIEVE THIS AND, AS A CONSEQUENCE, NEGLECT THE ONE VITAL AND IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT NECESSARY TO SALVATION; THAT IS, THE NEW BIRTH. THIS, AND THIS ONLY, SAVES MEN FROM THEIR SINS AND FITS THEM TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD, WHICH IS THE KINGDOM OF JESUS. FOR HE IS THE PRINCE OF THAT KINGDOM AND THE RULER THEREOF.
(The Bible records Jesus as saying that his blood was to be shed for many.)
JESUS NEVER SAID ANY SUCH THING, FOR HE HAS TOLD ME SO. THIS SAYING THAT HIS BLOOD WAS SHED FOR MANY IS NOT TRUE. HE NEVER SAID IT. NEITHER DID HE SAY THAT THEY SHOULD DRINK THE WINE, BEING HIS BLOOD, IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIM, FOR THE WINE IS NOT HIS BLOOD. AND NEITHER DOES IT REPRESENT ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH HIM OR HIS MISSION ON EARTH, OR HIS PRESENT WORK IN THE SPIRIT WORLD. HOW UNFORTUNATE THAT THIS SAYING IS MADE TO REPRESENT SOMETHING THAT HE DID NOT SAY!
So, in order to understand the real Truths of God, and man’s relationship to Him and His Plan of salvation, you must believe what the Master shall write to you, and what his apostles may write. For now they understand what his true mission was, what he attempted and intended to teach when on earth, and what he is teaching now.
I will also write sometimes and give you the result of my instructions and knowledge, as I received them since being here.
I will not write more tonight.
Your brother in Christ, MARTIN LUTHER.
Luther Denies the Efficacy of the Eucharist to Save Man.
He Explains That Jesus Is Living and Teaching and Demonstrating the Divine Love in His Soul, and How Man Can Obtain It,
and That This Is the True Way to Salvation
I AM HERE. Martin Luther.
I have come merely to remind you that I am waiting to continue my discourse to my people. I am very anxious to do this and, as soon as you get in condition, I hope that you will give me the opportunity.
(When would you like to resume?)
Well, we will arrange that. All that we desire is for you to get in condition. We are with you a great deal and try to assist you in every way possible.
(Can you tell me whether or not Jesus was born with the actual Substance of God comprising his being, as the Bible declares?)
Well, you have asked me a question that I should like to have more time in which to answer than I have now. But, in short, Jesus was not of the Substance of God in the sense that the Catholic church, following the Nicene Creed, claimed. He took on a part of the Divine Substance as the Divine Love filled his soul. And so can you or any other man do this to the extent that you may receive this Love. But to say that Jesus was, in his very being, of the Substance of the Father to that degree that made him equal to God is erroneous, and should not be taught or believed in. He was born or created in the likeness of God in the way that has been explained to you, and in no other. He was a man and not God, or any part of Him. And if he had not received the Divine Love into his soul, he would never have been of the Substance of the Father. But being of a very spiritual nature and, in fact, so much so that he was without sin, this Love commenced to come into his soul very early—from his very birth, as you may say. And, at the time of his anointing, he was so filled with It that you may say that he was of the Substance possessed of the Divine Nature. He was no more divine, though, naturally, as I may say, than was any other mortal born of the flesh. I should like to write you a long message on this subject, and will sometime when convenient.
(Can you also enlighten me concerning the church’s claims about the Eucharist?)
WELL, ALL THE SPECULATION THAT HAS EVER EXISTED AS TO THE EUCHARIST, RELATING TO THE CHANGE IN THE QUALITIES OF THE BREAD AND WINE, IS UNTRUE. JESUS IS NOT IN THESE ELEMENTS IN ANY PARTICULAR OR VIEW THAT MAY BE TAKEN. HIS FLESH AND BLOOD WENT THE WAY OF ALL FLESH AND BLOOD OF MORTALS, AND NO MORE FORMS A PART OF THE BREAD AND WINE THAN DOES YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD.
THIS “SACRAMENT,” AS IT IS CALLED, IS VERY ABHORRENT TO THE MASTER; AND, WHEN IT IS CELEBRATED, I MUST TELL YOU THAT HE IS NOT PRESENT, NEITHER IN FLESH AND BLOOD NOR IN HIS SPIRITUAL PRESENCE. HE DISLIKES ANY KIND OF WORSHIP WHICH PLACES HIM, AS ITS OBJECT, IN THE POSITION OF GOD, OR AS THE SON OF GOD WHO PAID A GREAT DEBT BY HIS SACRIFICE AND DEATH. HE WANTS GOD, ALONE, TO BE WORSHIPED, AND HIMSELF TO BE THOUGHT OF ONLY AS THE ONE WHO BROUGHT IMMORTALITY AND LIFE TO LIGHT BY HIS TEACHINGS, AND BY THE LIVING DEMONSTRATION OF THE TRUTH OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE DIVINE LOVE IN HIMSELF.
HE DOES NOT APPROVE OF THE TEACHINGS OF MEN THAT HIS DEATH AND HIS BLOOD WERE THE MEANS OF MAN BEING SAVED FROM THEIR SINS AND BECOMING RECONCILED TO GOD. HE SAYS IT WAS HIS LIVING, AND TEACHINGS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE LOVE OF GOD EXISTING IN HIS OWN SOUL THAT SHOWED THE ONLY TRUE WAY TO SALVATION.
But, I must not write more now. So, with my love, I will say good night.
Your brother in Christ, MARTIN LUTHER.
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