Martin Luther: Master of Deceit
By Dr. Max D. Younce
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“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
The Bible, Ephesians 4:14 Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! Sir Walter Scot
In this monumental work by Pastor Younce, he reveals the deceit and false doctrine which Martin Luther still held after leaving the church of Rome, and which pervades Lutherism today.
Evaluation by David Cox
First off, I would say that few people who are “Protestants” (as some Baptists even would place the Baptists) would identify Martin Luther as Pastor Younce does in this work. Most would look up to Luther. Secondly, I would say that I would agree with Pastor Younce that Luther did not stand where “we” (Independent Baptists) stand today. The most obvious point to prove this is to see where modern Lutheranism is doctrinally. There are elements still of Catholicism.
On the other hand, I would not necessarily take Pastor Younce’s position because I do not think Martin Luther had as much revelation as we today have, and it would not be prudent (in my humble opinion) to apply today’s understanding to men of old. For example, Spurgeon smoked cigars and had hot toddies before bed. I would not suggest that modern Christians can do the same with our current understandings, but we need to tread lightly on people of the past which lived in difficult times without the understanding we have today.
Having said all that, I would also point out that Martin Luther was a Catholic priest, nothing other can be asserted. For being a Catholic priest (where he started from) and where he ended up (completely rebelling against the Catholic system and church), I think he made a tremendous journey, even if by today’s standards he lacked a few steps (transubstantiation?) and other points. None-the-less, he was a brave and courageous man for standing for his convictions, and for that, we should think that he opened the door widely risking his own life.
None-the-less, I would recommend the book.
Foreword or, an Answer to the Critics xiii
Introduction Why Did I Write this Book? xxi
Chapter One. Martin Luther’s “Ten” Commandments. 31
Chapter Two Infant Baptism. 41
Chapter Three “the Trap Door to Hell,”the Long Range Effect of Infant Baptism. 65
Chapter Four Summary of Luther’s Philosophy of Infant Baptism. 71
Chapter Five Luther’s False Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration. 81
Chapter Six Luther’s Skill in Deception Regarding Baptismal Regeneration 97
Chapter Seven Luther’s List of “Sugar Stick” Verses He Uses to Prove His False Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration. 115
Chapter Eight Unmasking One of Satan’s Choice Ambassadors. 161
Chapter Nine Luther’s False Doctrine of Eschatology. 173
Chapter Ten Martin Luther’s False Views of God’s Word. 189
Chapter Eleven False Teachings of Martin Luther Concerning Faith and Salvation. 199
Chapter Twelve Satan’s Big Lie: All Non-Catholics Are Protestant. 217
Chapter Thirteen Martin Luther Believed That He and His Preachers Can Forgive Your Sin as God, Himself. 225
Chapter Fourteen An Open Letter from the Author. 263
Scripture Index. 269
Author Biography. 277
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