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With that said, what follows are some of the shocking beliefs of the great Protestant reformer, Martin Luther.
Luther despised Jewish people, believing that they deserved persecution.
In 1523 earlier Luther accused Catholics of being unfair to the Jews and treating them like dogs, thus making it difficult for Jews to convert to Christ. But 15 years later, rumors of the Jewish effort to convert Christians greatly disturbed him, and he changed his tune entirely on the Jewish people.
He concluded that converting a Jew was a hopeless pursuit. He felt that God deserted them, leaving them to wonder homeless without land or temple. If this was God’s feeling toward them, then (he surmised) one might with good conscience ignore the Jews.
Luther’s best friends begged him to stop his anti-Jewish rants, but Luther continued his attacks. He came to agree with the Catholics that Jews were dogs. Shortly before his death he wrote, “We are at fault for not slaying them!”
Church historian Roland Bainton once wrote that it would probably have been better if Luther had died before he wrote his onslaught against the Jews. In his On the Jews and their Lies, Luther stated,
“Let their houses also be shattered and destroyed . . . Let their prayer books and Talmuds be taken from them, and their whole Bible too; let their rabbis be forbidden, on pain of death, to teach henceforth any more. Let the streets and highways be closed against them. Let them be forbidden to practice usury, and let all their money, and all their treasures of silver and gold be taken from them and put away in safety. And if all this be not enough, let them be driven like mad dogs out of the land.” 
“In sum, they are the Devil’s children, damned to hell.” 
Luther’s issue with the Jews didn’t appear to be racial, but theological. He was frustrated that that they had rejected Jesus and he couldn’t convince them otherwise. On this score, he wrote,
“Just as I may eat, drink, sleep, walk, ride with, buy from, speak to, and deal with a heathen, Jew, Turk, or heretic, so I may also marry and continue in wedlock with him. Pay no attention to the precepts of those fools who forbid it . . . A heathen is just as much a man or a woman—God’s good creation—as St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. Lucy . . .” 
Luther also opposed the Jews because of his historicist eschatology, which viewed the Turks and Jews as part of a great end-time coalition designed to wipe out Christians under the leadership of the Pope. 
- Luther hated the Anabaptist practice of every-member functioning in the church, which is envisioned in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and Hebrews 10, asserting that it was from “the pit of hell.”
Luther and the other Reformers violently denounced the Anabaptists for practicing every-member functioning in the church.
The Anabaptists believed it was every Christian’s right to stand up and speak in a church meeting. It was not solely the domain of the clergy. Luther was so opposed to this practice that he said it came from “the pit of hell” and those who were guilty of it should be put to death.
The Anabaptists both believed and practiced Paul’s injunction in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 30-31 that every believer has the right to function at any time in a church meeting. In Luther’s day, this practice was known as the Sitzrecht—“the sitter’s right.” 
Luther announced that “the Sitzrecht was from the pit of hell” and was a “perversion of public order . . . undermining respect for authority.” Within 20 years, over 116 laws were passed in German lands throughout Europe making this “Anabaptist heresy” a capital offense.