Scripture presents the correct scent. Always. God’s word tells us all about great swelling words, fair speeches, ministers of righteousness, and many antichrists. The truly alert can smell truth and can distinguish roses from sewers.
In a recent thread, the accusation was made that Christianity was responsible for the death of 6 million Jews. Doncha tire of this blatant attempt to cast God’s word as weak, and God’s people as evil?
Key word there: accusation. It is one thing to accuse someone, it is quite another thing to accuse someone falsely. A man busted for speeding his auto admitted to his crime and therefore stood rightly accused. Another man was accused of killing his neighbor; meanwhile he was 10,000 miles away at the time of the crime. He was acquitted of course, as he was falsely accused. Accusations are a dime a dozen, and false accusations are even more expensive, especially when good reputations are slandered.
I submit that Christianity is accused for many things, yet is not responsible for killing one person, the same way a common spoon is blameless for gluttony. Go ahead and blame the spoon all you want. A little honesty maybe?
Some will say Christianity was responsible for the stoning and death of Stephen. Uh, no, it was the reaction of men whose hearts were exposed to the truth of God. It was Stephen who exhibited Christian virtue when He asked God to forgive they who were snuffing out his life. How about some honesty?
Christianity promotes life, goodness, favour, benevolence, forgiveness, patience, self-control, virtue, and a respect for life. Ever read where God says murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them?
And no, I am not talking about wars, but Christians are not terrorists who walk around exploding bombs upon the innocent, or cutting heads off decent people. Or placing people in ovens. Christianity is not spelled H.i. t. l. e. r. much to the chagrin of fools.
Cry all you want about how many speeches Hitler gave citing God, love, truth, the church, on and on and on, but guess what? By their fruits ye shall know them. Rotten tomatoes do not fall from blueberry bushes. Ah yes, the lessons of nature.
Paul the apostle that blueberry sprout never killed a man. You can rest assured, Hitler was no Paul.
And remember Christ Himself: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. As I said, benevolence, favour, forgiveness.
Where was Mr. Hitler’s benevolence and forgiveness toward they who did him no harm? Whose directives was Mr. Hitler following if not the Father of lights?
But indeed, the power to seduce has been alive and well for ages, and they with itching ears are more than willing to fall for those pleasant-sounding lies. ‘Ye are OF’ your father the devil never crossed their minds. Influenced by the antagonist of God Himself? Ha, who me? Impossible.
Sorry, but not only possible, but very likely, as history recorded. There will always be the John Hinkley’s of the world, pretending to do God’s bidding. Guess what? God’s bidding carries God’s fingerprints, and those prints are kindness, decency, law-abiding, mercy, patience, respect for life, and here’s a big one: self-control.
To NOT take the self of another because you have a cause. You think you have a mandate, but your treacherous and murderous ways prove you have been drinking at the well of poisonous water.
Cast aspersion upon people who claim to be ‘religious,’ or christian, who do dastardly things, and you think that somehow God’s word is to blame; You think believers are to blame, and most crass of all, you think God Himself is somehow defective. No, no, and most certainly no.
Making an accusation does not give it legitimacy. Saying Hitler was a Christian does not turn a fish into a turtle. (With apologies to the fish of course.) It is God’s word which defines what and who is Christian. Let’s take a peek.
‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.’ Yeah, that was Hitler all right.
‘He that touches you, touches the apple of God’s eye.’ Yeah, Hitler putting the eyes out of Jews was heart warming. Makes you warm and fuzzy all over.
‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.’ Hitler wished the Jews the grace of Christ who He served eh? He ‘loved’ them eh?
So Mr. Haman, excuse me, Mr. Hitler, because he accused the Jews, his accusations that they were unfit to exist was Christian? He got this order from God or God’s word?
A big fat no. A big fat no way, no how, not yesterday, today, or forever.
Hitler gave speeches and raised his voice. So what. Ever heard Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton, or Reverend Wright raise their voices? Volume is not a substitution for eloquence. Wise people are not hypnotized by wattage.
Hitler was not eloquent. Hitler was no Christian. Hitler was a wolf who proved it by breaking through and ravishing lives. He actually thought he was doing God a favor. If ANY person thinks Hitler was a believer, I submit here is a person who knows nothing of the grace of God according to the scriptures.
Bastards are a dime a dozen, they with ‘different’ fathers. And if you think for one second that Hitler was following the directives of the grace of God, you just may be a bastard yourself. Just sayin. Fortunately, there is enough grace for bastards, but most are quite happy being their own god and father.
This is what comes to mind when I think of people killing with the revelation of the New Testament: false apostles, antichrists, deceitful workers, doctrines of devils, clouds without water, ungodly speeches preying on people with itching ears, having no natural affection, and having no mercy.
Yeah, Hitler was full of mercy and good fruit.
But all spoons should immediately be confiscated; they are responsible for heart disease and obesity. Sure, uh huh. And Hitler wasn’t a terrorist. But smell: fair speeches, great swelling words, angels of light. Honesty demands that Hitler was a devil in disguise.
(And to nip it in the bud, do not send your endless links of Hitler’s speeches trying to prove he was being directed by God Himself. I will not tolerate blatant stupidity posing as conversation, all with a view to planting seeds of devildom on this blog.)