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.

3 comments:

  1. How true. Hitler hated all that was truly Christ, and all that he stood for. Had he really known the words of Jesus, he would have realized that he could not hate the Jews, because that was hatred for God's chosen people, and in fact, hatred for Jesus, himself.
    Thanks for the good post.
    Deborah Klein

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  2. I honestly can't blame Hitler entirely for the holocaust, Hitler was evil granted but not entirely responsible. It was a disaster waiting to happen especially since Martin Luther had a huge influence in Hitler's anti-Semitic rants and conviction among the German people that the Jewish people are evil. Thing with G_D's prophecies are it tends to be cyclical in nature. It happened during the Jewish expulsion of England in 1290, The Spanish exile of the Jewish people in 1492 and of course the holocaust. Only difference of the last two compared to the former was the holocaust was well-documented because of technology etc. But one thing i can assure you is that G_D has a way of getting his message through despite calamities around us which are actually prophetic in nature!

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  3. There are good and bad people in any religion. Based on my experience so far, there seem to be many people that twist and distort the bible to suit there own fashion. That's what makes the book so popular. Very interesting read.

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