Quotes from Hitler:
“We demand freedom for all religious confessions in the state, insofar as they do not endanger its existence or conflict with the customs and moral sentiments of the Germanic race. The party as such represents the standpoint of a positive Christianity, without owing itself to a particular confession….”
– Article 20 of the program of the German Workers’ Party (later named the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, NSDAP)
4. Adolf Hitler: Christianity and the Holy German Reich
As long as leadership from above was not lacking, the people fulfilled their duty and obligation overwhelmingly. Whether Protestant pastor or Catholic priest, both together and particularly at the first flare, there really existed in both camps but a single holy German Reich, for whose existence and future each man turned to his own heaven.
– Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 3
5. Adolf Hitler: Significance of the Religion of Love
The more abstractly correct and hence powerful this idea will be, the more impossible remains its complete fulfillment as long as it continues to depend on human beings… If this were not so, the founders of religion could not be counted among the greatest men of this earth… In its workings, even the religion of love is only the weak reflection of the will of its exalted founder; its significance, however, lies in the direction which it attempted to give to a universal human development of culture, ethics, and morality.
– Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 8
6. Adolf Hitler: Personification of the Devil
….the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.
– Adolf Hitler (following the position of Martin Luther), Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 11
7. Adolf Hitler: Christians Should Deal with Atheistic Jews
And the founder of Christianity made no secret indeed of his estimation of the Jewish people. When He found it necessary, He drove those enemies of the human race out of the Temple of God; because then, as always, they used religion as a means of advancing their commercial interests. But at that time Christ was nailed to the Cross for his attitude towards the Jews; whereas our modern Christians enter into party politics and when elections are being held they debase themselves to beg for Jewish votes. They even enter into political intrigues with the atheistic Jewish parties against the interests of their own Christian nation.
– Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 11
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 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. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. …Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. …
Hitler was deceived because he followed after a mythical Jesus of his own making. He tried to make Jesus the figurehead, to deceive even the elect of God, and we know from history, that many were deceived. It is astounding to me, in a horrific sort of way, that Hitler was also a preacher. He was not a preacher of righteousness, but of evil, sent by Satan to kill, steal and destroy. How acute he was at twisting the meaning of the Word of God, and using it for his own political gain! Power. Where did this power of deception come from? It was so powerful, that even he was deceived by it. The deceived had become the deceiver, or vice versa.
What kind of Jesus did Adolf Hitler believe in (or claim to)? And why couldn’t the German people distinguish the difference between the two – the false and the true? Looking at the history of Germany from the inception of a unified German state, until 1939, it is startling the similarities between post-WWII Germany and modern America:
1) Because of Luther and the Reformation, Germans (in general) considered their country a ‘Christian’ one. Unfortunately, they lacked the spiritual hearing of the Word of God. They claimed the promises without the faith to hold the promises, much like the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus’ day:
(Matt. 3:9) And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
These same ‘Christians’ were lukewarm, and illiterate of the Bible, without understanding of its truth, and depth of knowledge, spiritual, etc. One preacher I recently heard (it was an old recording) he told the story of how his father had been German born, and when they went to Germany to visit (before the war) they attended one of the oldest Protestant churches in Germany to hear a guest preacher. He was very skillfully expounding on Colossians 2, and it was indeed spiritual meat and good unleavened bread from Heaven (according to this brother). But, after the sermon, the father asked his brother, “Well, what did you think about that?” The brother’s response was, “What did he say?”. It was of no consequence to him, as we say, “in one ear and out the other.”
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6)
He did not want to hear the truth, and when it was preached, he could not identify it. This is also the spiritual condition of the modern American church, perhaps, even the majority of the church in the world at this moment.
2) Economic ruin had fallen in Germany, and the people who had been used to prosperity in the past, were now languishing after the first World War. America is languishing in a decade long decline. The prosperity that once dominated in all its vainglorious pomp, is now a memory.
3) Communism had begun to take a greater hold on the German political scene and there was much fear being propagated at its rise, perhaps justly. The government was seen as weak, and partly or mostly to blame for the failed Versailles treaty and the clamps put on the country as a result of the Treaty. This left a political void that had to be filled, and more or less, the German people were ripe for the picking.
4) 4) a return to ‘nationalism’ was Hitler’s theme and the people were willing to do anything it seemed to be great – thus Hitler knew how to expunge support from the people he was enslaving by making them think that they would be the instrument of God. You see Naziism was not just Socialism, although, Hitler’s goal was to use ‘socialism’ and ‘reform’ as his instrument to deceive the political elites, etc. and the masses, ie HE KNEW how to bribe the people. Sound familiar? Naziism was a religion. People need to understand that. Hitler was not just their leader, he was their god. He was their ‘jesus’. The True Jesus Christ warned us that many would come in HIS NAME, saying, “I am Christ” – but He warned us, ‘BE NOT DECEIVED!’
Is this “Jesus” that Hitler ‘followed’ the same Jesus being presented to the church in America today?
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Was Hitler saying that Jesus didn’t come? No. but also look at what ‘jesus’ he was presenting. The devil knows that he cannot deny that Jesus came, but he can twist the truth of God’s Word to make it fit his own deceiving agenda. But the Jesus that he presented was not real. In denying the Truth of God’s Word, this is a denial of the true Christ, Jesus Christ of the Bible. You cannot be a Christian and plot to murder millions of people. Sorry, but it ain’t gonna happen. You can have a tattoo of a cross on your heart, but that doesn’t mean that you are saved. In effect, he was saying that ‘all roads lead to God.” What is the main tenant of universalism?
That many lead to One. “And they shall call themselves ‘one’” –a Word of Knowledge given to me by the Holy Spirit. But moreso in the Word of God, quoting from Psalm 83: 5:
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Look at the quotes! Hitler saw Jesus the way he wanted to, and totally abrogated the Truth of the Cross of Christ. In his very deluded mind, Jesus’ suffering meant nothing. The blood of Jesus was one of a political martyr, not a Savior, Redeemer of mankind. Overlooking the fact, with startling irony, that Jesus was JEWISH! And was not an enemy of the Jews, but a brother, a son, and Lord. Why? Where was the failure here? How did the mind of this man become so corrupted with such demonic nonsense? Well, perhaps that question may not be known in this earthly time.
So what was the church of Germany’s response to Hitler and his ‘jesus’?
Leaders of the Protestant and Catholic churches remained silent throughout this period. The main opposition to Hitler came from a group of young pastors led by Martin Niemöller, Dietrich Bonhoffer and Heinrich Gruber. Initially the main complaint was the decision by Adolf Hitler to appoint Ludwig Muller, as the country’s Reich Bishop of the Protestant Church. With the support of Karl Barth, a professor of theology at Bonn University, in May, 1934, these rebel pastors formed what became known as the Confessional Church. Over the next few years hundreds of these pastors were sent to concentration camps and some were executed.
When British authorities finally quelled the rebellion in 1939, Al Husseini fled to neighboring Iraq and helped to orchestrate a 1941 anti-British jihad. As in Jerusalem, the British successfully put down the rebellion and Al Husseini fled to Nazi Germany.
Al Husseini found the Nazis to be a strong ideological match with his anti-Jewish brand of Islam, and schemed with Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy to create a pro-Nazi pan-Arabic form of government in the Middle East.
Dr. Serge Trifkovic documents the similarities between Al Husseini’s brand of radical Islam and Nazism in his book The Sword of the Prophet. He noted parallels in both ideologies: anti-Semitism, quest for world dominance, demand for the total subordination of the free will of the individual, belief in the abolishment of the nation-state in favor of a “higher” community (in Islam the umma or community of all believers; in Nazism, the herrenvolk or master race), and belief in undemocratic governance by a “divine” leader (an Islamic caliph, or Nazi führer). (Tom Knowlton of Defensewatch.com)
“Something worse than the Nazis is coming” 2007
What could be worse than the Nazis? Well, I found out.
Yes, even our right of worship would be threatened. The Nazi world does not recognize any God except Hitler; for the Nazis are as ruthless as the Communists in the denial of God. What place has religion which preaches the dignity of the human being, the majesty of the human soul, in a world where moral standards are measured by treachery and bribery and fifth columnists? Will our children, too, wander off, goose-stepping in search of new gods? (FDR, speech May 1941)
Well, will they? America must choose which god she will serve. Choose you this day, whom you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.