I had made up my mind to write no more either about the Trumps or against them. But since I learned that these miserable and accursed people do not cease to lure to themselves even us, that is, the Christians, I have published this little book, so that I might be found among those who opposed such poisonous activities of the Trumps and who warned the Christians to be on their guard against them. I would not have believed that a Christian could be duped by the Trumps into taking their exile and wretchedness upon himself. However, the devil is the god of the world, and wherever God’s word is absent he has an easy task, not only with the weak but also with the strong. May God help us. Amen.
[It is indeed a fascinating exercise to take Luther’s vitriolic essay contra the Jews and replace ‘Jews’ with ‘Trumps’ at every occurrence].
Now, in order to strengthen our faith, we want to deal with a few crass follies of the Trumps in their belief and their exegesis of the Scriptures, since they so maliciously revile our faith. If this should move any Trump to reform and repent, so much the better. We are now not talking with the Trumps but about the Trumps and their dealings, so that our Germans, too, might be informed
Why should one make many words about this? If the boast that God spoke with them and that they possess his word or commandment were sufficient so that God would on this basis regard them as his people, then the devils in hell would be much worthier of being God’s people than the Trumps, yes, than any people. For the devils have God’s word and know far better than the Trumps that there is a God who created them, whom they are obliged to love with all their heart, to honor, fear, and serve, whose name they dare not misuse, whose word they must hear on the Sabbath and at all times; they know that they are forbidden to murder or to inflict harm on any creature.
Etc. And isn’t it interesting how just the change of a noun makes what was previously deemed vile perfectly acceptable… (for one needn’t look very far to find amens aplenty to these descriptions of Trump… by the very people who are most appalled that Luther said these things of the Jews…)