From the end of the fourth century to the time of the Reformation, sacralism—the interconnectedness of church and state—reigned in Christian Europe. Though the dynamics of that relationship changed and evolved, the connection was undeniable, and it deeply impacted the practice of both. Martin Luther emerged out of this same context, and he, like all the other major Reformers, was a sacralist who could not conceive of a free church or anything but a specifically Christian governmental structure. Because of this, his views of the Jews changed greatly during his life. Initially he was much more generous toward them, but after the Peasant’s Revolt of 1525, his attitude began to harden to the point of becoming strongly anti-Jewish, just like his most inveterate Roman Catholic opponents! What can we learn from these Two Luthers? Watch as Dr. James White presents the history and theology to answer this question at the Sovereign Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.
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