God and Hitler
Video from The 700 Club
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 2
The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God's will, and actually fulfill God's will, and not let God's word be desecrated. For God's will gave men their form, their essence, and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord's creation, the divine will.
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf Vol. 2, Chapter 10
Hitler invoked God and the Lord many times no doubt in blasphemous ways.
Did Hitler have a relationship with God?
Political to the core he used God to further his agenda.
Hitler actually intended to eliminate Christianity completely, so he needed to fool the church into submission, which he did.
When we look at history and evil we think of not only Hitler but Stalin’s massacres in the U.S.S.R., the Spanish Inquisition’s torture of dissidents, and Nero’s reign of terror. In each case, God allowed evil men to exercise a certain amount of power for a short period of time.
Why God allowed these horrors to take place we do not know or can even venture to guess.
God’s permission is not the same as His approval. God allowed Adam to eat of the forbidden tree, but He did not approve of the action. God’s allowing the Holocaust does not suggest His approval of it. God is grieved by the sinfulness of man, his depravity and hardness of his heart (Genesis 6:6; Mark 3:5).
While the Holocaust cannot be justified, we can site at least one good thing which came out of World War II: Israel now exists as a nation. The Holocaust was a primary reason the White Paper of 1939 was rescinded, freeing Jews to immigrate to Israel. As of 1948, the Jews have a restored national identity which helps to fulfill such biblical prophecies as Ezekiel 37 and Matthew 24. Defeating Nazism and giving the land of Israel back to the Jews is an example of God’s thwarting Satan’s plan and bringing about good in spite of the evil.
"The destruction of Christianity was explicitly recognized as a purpose of the national socialist movement." Youth Leader Balder Von Schirrock
The question we need to ask ourselves can we learn from what happened in Germany.
God gives mankind freedom of choice, our free will. We either choose to follow Him and stand for righteousness, or we rebel against Him and pursue evil. The evil in the world resides in the heart of man. "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9). Until man’s heart turns to God, the world will continue to witness, wars and rumors of wars "ethnic cleansings," genocides, and atrocities such as the Holocaust.
Tomorrow the case for Hitler's Demon Possession