Luther on Liars.
- "A liar is far worse, and does greater mischief, than a murderer on
the highway; for a liar and false teacher deceives people, seduces
souls, and destroys them under the color of God's Word; such a liar
and murderer was Judas, like his father the devil. It was a marvel
how Judas should sit at the table with Christ, and not blush for
shame, when Christ said: 'One of you shall betray me,' etc. The other
disciples had not the least thought that Judas should betray Christ;
each was rather afraid of himself, thinking Christ meant him: for
Christ trusted Judas with the purse, and the whole management of the
house-keeping, whence he was held in great repute by the apostles."
-- Martin Luther, Table Talk, DCLXXXVI.