Rev Munib A. Younan, the Palestinian Bishop of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and Martin Luther - with source.
As reported in the Jordan Times (6 Oct.1999): "At the briefing on Capitol
Hill, Rev. Munib A. Younan, the Palestinian Bishop of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Jerusalem and the Holy Land ... urged his audience to
undertake "vigorous" opposition to (Congressional) efforts to move the U.S.
embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying `it is time the United States use
its influence to guarantee that the city of Jerusalem, the `City of Peace',
be not exclusivistic, but pluralistic.' "
Martin Luther, more than 450 years ago, said:
"Because you see that after 1500 years of misery (when no end is
certain or will ever be so) the Jews are not disheartened nor are they
even cognizant of their plight., you might with a good conscience despair
of them. For it is impossible that God should let his people (if they were
that) wait so long without consolation and prophecy."
SOURCE: "The Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Age of the Renaissance and
Reformation" by Heiko A. Oberman, page 64
However, if the diaspora breaks:"... let them head for Jerusalem,
build temples, set up priesthoods... take the land into their possession.
For when this happens, they will see us come quickly on their heels and
likewise become Jews...."