What about Hitler?

Was he a Christian or a Nazi?

The 'Religion of peace' website

Jan 1, 2006

 

This question is asked of us in various ways, sometimes by Westerners who tend to view all religion monolithically and negatively, other times by anti-Christian bigots, and most frequently by Muslims who think they've discovered an advantageous way of trivializing the violence produced by Islamic radicals. The fatigued logic of each is that Christianity must be responsible for the crimes of Hitler, since Germany is a demographically Christian country.

The veneer-thin reasoning in support of the argument seems to take root only in the mind of shallow thinkers, or those whose anti-Christian bias eschews critical examination.  An extreme dearth of objectivity is critical to this argument, since any measure of such shows it to be both logically inconsistent and historically inaccurate.

It's true that Germany is a Christian country, in the same way that every nation on the planet is identified with some form of religion, irrespective of whether a majority of those living within its borders actually strive to live a life that is congruent with the teachings of the faith.  This hardly bestows religious sanction on the actions of every citizen or elected official.

Indeed, the leadership and direction of a country is very often at odds with its nominal religion.  When the Syrian dictator, Hafez al-Assad, slaughtered thousands of religious fundamentalists in 1982, he did it for the very secular purpose of retaining power.  Saddam Hussein has engaged in brutal acts of torture against political dissidents - and their families.  Yet, like all Arab leaders at one time or another, both men hid behind the cloak of Islam when it suited their conveniences.  (A 2003 interview with Saddam, in which the barbarian invoked the "will of Allah" several times in disingenuous fashion, was particularly repugnant to this writer).

So, the fact that Hitler occasionally referenced Christianity is not necessarily a sign of personal religious fervor (nor is it an indication of religious sanction).  There is no compelling reason to believe it to be anything more than the same cynical ploy used ubiquitously by all leaders to appeal to the deepest passions of their people (particularly in times of war) regardless of the inconsistency that their national goals may have with religious teachings.

For honest inquirers then, the fundamental question becomes: What motivated Hitler, and were his actions justified by Christian teachings?

These questions are rarely explored by those who make allegations of a "Christian Holocaust" in hit-and-run fashion.  Part of this is because people simply prefer to believe what they prefer to believe.  There is no point in discovering whether a belief is right or wrong as long as it serves a personal interest or provides comfort (ironically, the very charge made by critics of religion).  But another reason is the seductive appeal that useful clichés (no matter how hollow) often have against intellectual inquiry, which requires more effort to pursue. {Not if the self-professing 'Christian' leaders were willing to put forth four [easy to understand] Scriptures [below] - Four Christian Scriptures that cannot be contradicted by ANY other New Testament Scriptures - thereby, exposing all accusers who tell lies that Christianity breeds violence.

As an example of the perils of this sort of mental laziness, TROP often notes that the same people who write to us alleging that the Nazis were a Christian army in World War II {who carried out acts that the New Testament clearly condemns] are also prone to accuse the Americans of being a Christian army in Iraq.  Perhaps they are dimly aware that the Americans destroyed the Nazi war machine in 1945 (and liberated the concentration camps), but the bulb never really burns bright enough to illuminate the contradiction for them.  Muslims who write often forget that Hitler was well received in the Islamic world, where his legacy of killing Jews for the sake of killing Jews is still alive and well.

 

Mat 12:33 the tree is known by his fruit.
 

Fortunately, for those who wish to dig beneath the surface, it doesn't take much to discover that, rather than being motivated by Christianity, Hitler was very much a Nazi.  His entire philosophy was built around German nationalism and Aryan supremacy, which were the fundamental planks of his National Socialist Party.  In his own words: "One is either a Christian or a German. You can't be both."

Indeed, the Christian faith is based on the New Testament, which can easily be used to justify pacifism, but not mass murder.  There are no open-ended passages about slaying those who reject the Prophet or conquering the world by the sword as there are in the Qur'an.  Instead, believers are told to "turn the other cheek," "bless them that curse you," and warned that "those who live by the sword shall die by the sword."

 

The New Testament commands ALL true Christians:

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.

 

True Christians 'sing' the song of Moses

 

The song of Moses condemns Palestine - and so does Isaiah and Joel

 

This is how to know which Religion is the True Religion

 

Amo 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret [first] unto his servants the prophets. {His servants are commanded to speak His Word

 

The god of Islam never even mentioned the name Palestine. And since Palestine is such a hot issue for this whole world - the God Who mentioned it for end times - has FAR more credibility! - the same God Who condemns ALL violence between ALL humans:

The works of Christ - The Son of God:

1Th 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good.

 

Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

 

Rom 13:9 Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 

Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Second Greatest Commandment If everyone were keeping those Holy Commands? - there would be Real Peace on earth.

 

4 easy to understand Holy Scriptures that clearly expose and condemn the liars of this world - who shamelessly point to Christianity with false accusations - for NO other reason - but to 'justify' the filth and the shame of their own teachings and actions.

 

Psa 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?

 

Woe unto those who feel themselves worthy of filling them!

 

Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels [Not humans - contrary to what the Koran teaches] shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.

World War II was hardly a scheme to spread Christianity (or Lutheranism, since Hitler invaded other "Christian countries" for the most part).  The war was the result of a quest for political and economic power by the Germans and the Japanese, the same motives that drive most wars.  Even the Nazi act of killing Jews was purely racial, as Hitler made very clear in Mein Kampf by insisting that Jews were a race and not a religion.

Those who followed Christian teachings in Nazi Germany wound up in concentrations camps. In fact, during WWII, the largest community of Christian clerics in Europe was to be found in these death camps - surpassing even the Vatican in strength of numbers.

Although the strong Protestant and Catholic traditions in Germany limited the Fuehrer's public comments about religion (and also made necessary the elaborate measures taken to keep the existence of gas chambers concealed from the German public) he was quite candid in his personal observations.  "It is through the peasantry that we will really be able to destroy Christianity, because there is in them a true religion rooted in nature and blood."

A liar and a murderer - accusing The Undefiled Holy Religion - of what he himself - was guilty of.

 

Sound familiar?

It's easy to isolate a few statements of political convenience made by Hitler, particularly if one has an ulterior agenda, but a man is revealed by what he does and Hitler's deeds prove that he was very much a pagan whose vision of the future did not include a role for token Christianity.

When the Nazis stormed Poland in 1939, the Christian clergy were hunted as relentlessly as the Jews.  By 1940 only 3% remained in their parishes.  Thousands were slaughtered, along with fellow church workers and nuns.  Those who remained were strictly forbidden to evangelize, own property, or preach uncensored from the New Testament. In other words, they lived very much like dhimmis do under Islam.


The contempt that Nazis had for Christians was not softened by the fact that nearly all of those Europeans involved in sheltering Jews were strong believers, who acted according to Christian teachings.  Jesus was a very gentle man who never hurt anyone and strongly disapproved of violence.  (By contrast, Muhammad was a military leader who conducted raids on caravans, supervised mass slaughter and even advised his fighting men on how to rape women captured in battle).

Given that Christianity neither motivated Hitler, nor justified his actions, and Christians and Jews were amply represented among his victims, particularly those who lived consistently with the teachings of their faith, it is certainly puzzling that anyone should want to suppose otherwise.  After all, what's really gained by believing a lie?  When does false comfort become more appealing than existential truth?

Regrettably, these are fat and lazy times (intellectually speaking).  Although the information age offers an unprecedented opportunity to balance worldview with fact, many choose instead to apply a filter that allows only those opinions and aphorisms that fit a pre-developed paradigm.

So many colleges - and look at what they have produced!

 

Jhn 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you [through His Word]: for him hath God the Father sealed.

 

Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul in the very end?

 

1Jo 2:27 ye need not that any man teach you

 

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God In His Book, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Is a U.S. post office shooting a 'Christian crime' because the killer was born a Presbyterian?  If a mentally deranged individual shoots up a mosque in Yemen before turning the gun on himself, or if a member of the Kurdistan Workers Party plants a bomb, is this really motivated by Islam?  Who would make the illogical assumption that any crime committed by a nominal member of a faith must be attributed to that religion?

When Jihadis quote from the Qur'an and praise Allah as they videotape themselves beheading an "infidel," it isn't illogical to assume that [their understanding of] Islam is a prime motivator.  This simply isn't the case when Germany invades Poland (or when Iraq invades Kuwait).

Don't be fooled by the sleight-of-hand, or seduced by the moral superiority held out as a reward.  The historical record is clear, and the logic is sound.  Christianity neither motivated nor sanctioned Adolph Hitler and his demented pagan dreams.

Truly, the joke is on those who thrive on such lies...

 

For it is better to suffer for Truth [for a little season] than to rejoice in lies [for a little season]

 

Psa 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?

 

Jer 51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken all who love evil, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.

 

Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.


Unless this world can present the New Testament Scriptures that prove Hitler was a Christian? {Anyone making such a claim - remains a liar.

 

From the Koran:

005.051 O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors {authorities]: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them for friendship is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

 

033.061 They shall have a curse on them: whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy.

 

 

 

009.005 fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them [throughout the earth} 004.100, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.  they shall be seized and slain without mercy. 033.061

If anything - Hitler proved himself to be a true Muslim!

 

A mass grave in the Belsen camp

 

Mat 12:33 The tree is known by his fruit.


For more undeniable proof that Hitler was a Muslim - See here