Why is this Adolf Hitler quote rarely heard? “We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity, in fact, our movement is Christian.”?

Posted: December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Because what he did was in direct contradiction to the teachings of Christianity, besides, calling oneself a duck does not make one a duck; it makes one nuts.

“One day an evangelist by the name of Jakov arrived in a certain village. He commiserated with an elderly man named Cimmerman on the tragedies he had experienced and talked to him of the love of Christ. Cimmerman abruptly interrupted Jakov and told him that he wished to have nothing to do with Christianity. He reminded Jakov of the dreadful history of the church in his town, a history replete with plundering, exploiting, and indeed with killing innocent people. “My own nephew was killed by them,” he said and angrily rebuffed any effort on Jakov’s part to talk about Christ. ‘They wear those elaborate coats and caps and crosses,’ he said, ‘signifying a heavenly commission, but their evil designs and lives I cannot ignore.’

“Jakov, looking for an occasion to get Cimmerman to change his line of thinking, said, ‘Cimmerman, can I ask you a question? Suppose I were to steal your coat, put it on, and break into a bank. Suppose further that the police sighted me running in the distance but could not catch up with me. One clue, however, put them onto your track; they recognized your coat. What would you say to them if they came to your house and accused you of breaking into the bank?’

“ ‘I would deny it,’ said Cimmerman.

“‘ “Ah, but we saw your coat,” they would say,’ retorted Jakov. This analogy quite annoyed Cimmerman, who ordered Jakov to leave his home.

“Jakov continued to return to the village periodically just to befriend Cimmerman, encourage him, and share the love of Christ, with him. Finally one day Cimmerman asked, ‘How does one become a Christian?’ and Jakov taught him the simple steps of repentance for sin and of trust in the work of Jesus Christ and gently pointed him to the Shepherd of his soul. Cimmerman bent his knee on the soil with his head bowed and surrendered his life to Christ. As he rose to his feet, wiping his tears, he embraced Jakov and said, ‘Thank you for being in my life.’ And then he pointed to the heavens and whispered, ‘You wear His coat very well.’” (You Wear His Coat Very Well)

You see, we Christians are too familiar with liars and false prophets. We’ve been warned about them from the beginning: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:15–20)

What kind of “fruit” did Hitler bear? Was it good fruit? Was it love? Joy? Peace? Patience, kindness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control? These are the fruit Christians will bear; furthermore, “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 5:24) Does Hitler sound like the kind of man who crucified his flesh with its passions and desires?

Later on, Paul warned us: “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” (2 Timothy 3:2–5) See the part I emphasized? These people, whether they turned out to be Crusaders, Inquisitors, Popes…Nazis…all had “a form” or an appearance of godliness; they talked a bit of the talk but walked none of the walk.

Doing evil “in the name of Christianity” is a logical absurdity! It would be like saying “I’m going to chow down on this suckling pig and chase it with a bottle of scotch in the name of Islam!” Or someone who believes in God calling themselves an atheist!

“That dog won’t hunt”, my friend!

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