Thursday, June 14, 2012

Was Hitler a Christian?

Christianity is often used as an excuse for bad behavior.  Look at how Nancy Pelosi calls upon her Catholic "faith" to justify forcing churches to provide contraception, when Catholic doctrine specifically teaches the exact opposite.  The popular belief is to call oneself a Christian and then define it as whatever pleases you or pushes your agenda in order to justify your actions.

Hitler called himself a Christian, despite Nazi philosophy being deeply rooted in the occult (Google swastika).

"I say: My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. .. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison."  -Hitler

Hitler's words are rebutted by Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, first to the Jew then to the Gentile." However, this and other such statements lead some (especially those looking to do damage to Believers) to preach that Hitler was a Christian.  However, one cannot be a Christian simply by calling yourself a Christian, quoting the Bible, or talking about God.  Even Satan quoted the Bible (Matt 4), so by that logic are we to believe that he is a Christian too?

 A Christian is defined as someone who follows Christ, meaning someone who has admitted that they are a sinner (Romans 3:23), believe Jesus died to pay for their penalty caused by sin (Romans 6:23), and confess and ask him to forgive you (Romans 10:9-10).  The result of this salvation and a deep desire behave as Christ did while on earth.  Any other addition of doctrine is antithetical to the Bible and not defined as true Christianity.

Holocaust Memorial: Berlin

When you look at the miracles of Jesus Christ, and the morbid results of Hitlers actions, it is obvious that he had no desire to live like Christ did.  Hitler viewed himself as his own god, and therefore was not a Christian.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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