Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hitler's Cross by Erwin W. Lutzer

Have you ever wondered where the Church was during Hitler's Jewish Holocaust?  I have.  Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer explores that very topic in his book "Hitler's Cross: How the Cross was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda".

"Hitler's Cross" begins with the history of Germany's pride that led to a patriotic spirit that surpassed love of God.  Dr. Lutzer explains how Germans were "ripe" to be led by someone who could give them better lives, personally, and restore Germany's greatness especially after the humiliating defeat of World War I and the stifling and impossible demands of the Treaty of Versailles. 

Dr. Lutzer also explains why so many were easily misled by Hitler and the satanic/Eastern/occultic influence in the elite SS.  I was horrified to learn that there were even Nazi "baptisms" and other normally Christian ceremonies that were paganized.  Even Christian holidays, like Christmas and Easter, were changed to non-religious names.  Sound familiar?

I appreciated Dr. Lutzer's view, though, that during this horrendous time, God's Hand was still present.  Yes, innocent people were victimized, yet many people also received a saving faith and much "chaff" was sifted from the Church.  People... Christians... stood up for what was right during that time.  Some paid the ultimate price of unspeakable torture and death. 

At the end of the book, the author warns Americans that in many ways we are headed in the same direction.  We are embracing humanistic ideals and pushing aside the Bible's teachings in order to be "politically correct".

I would highly recommend this book.  I believe that if we don't learn from History, we are doomed to repeat it. It is comforting to know, though, that God will be the Victor at the end of our word's story.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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