It is written:
“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5)
The age-old lie of Satan continues to be promoted in our world: man can become God.
Adolf Hitler-the terrible leader of the Nazi party that massacred over six million men, women, and children-knew how to pay lip service to God in front of the crowds while at the same time exalting himself to the position of godhood. There was a powerful spirit of deception that Hitler had tapped into.
Erwin Lutzer has well described the terrible and terrifying occult connections of Hitler and his rise to power:
“Follow Hitler! He will dance but it is I who have called the tune! I have initiated him into the ‘Secret Doctrine,’ opened his centres in vision and given him the means to communicate with the Powers. Do not mourn for me: I shall have influenced history more than any other German.” 4 So spoke Dietrich Eckart as he lay dying in 1923. Eckart was one of the seven founders of the Nazi party and a dedicated satanist, a man immersed in black magic and the Thule group of occultists. Eckart had been looking for a pupil, someone whom he could introduce to the spiritual forces, someone to catapult Germany to the dizzying heights of world conquest. In a series of séances, he claims that he had a “satanic annunciation” that he was destined to prepare the vessel for the Antichrist, the man who would inspire the world and lead the Aryan race to world conquest. When he met Hitler he said, “Here is the one for whom I was but the prophet and forerunner…Hitler was even transformed sexually; he became a sadomasochist, practicing various forms of sexual perversion. He was stimulated sexually by violence, brutality, and blood….“Haushofer had made several trips to India and was well versed in Eastern occultism. He also lived in Japan for a time where he was initiated into an esoteric Buddhist society called the Green Dragon. Through these contacts a colony of Tibetan lamas settled in Berlin, and when the Russians took the city in 1945, they found a thousand Tibetan corpses in German uniforms. Haushofer, more than any other, challenged Hitler with the vision of world conquest. Thus a new religion with a new cross was begun; an ancient broken cross was used to rally the masses. Hitler stated openly that it was his intention to begin a new religion, a religion that would accomplish what Christianity had failed to bring about. Christianity, by honoring mercy and forgiveness, had weakened the German nation. In contrast, Hitler’s religion would be “a joyous message that liberated men from the things that burdened their life. We should no longer have any fear of death and a bad conscience.” This new religion would restore the greatness of Germany, avenge the failures of the past, and map out the blueprint for a grand future. Men “would be able to trust their instincts, would no longer be citizens of two worlds, but would be rooted in the single eternal life of this world.” 7 Hitler offered himself as a messiah with a divine mission to save Germany….“Hitler did become a god for millions. Rudolf Höss, commander of Auschwitz, stated before his execution in 1947 that he would have gassed and burned his own wife, children, and even himself if only the Führer had commanded it. Much of the nation came under the spell of a man who was hailed as the long-awaited Savior of a people who had become weary of poverty and humiliation. At one of the Nuremberg rallies, a giant photo of Hitler was captioned with the words “In the beginning was the Word.” The Lord’s Prayer was changed by some to read, “Our Father Adolf who art in Nuremberg, Hallowed be thy name, the Third Reich come … ” If you did not say, “Heil Hitler!” when you entered a restaurant or a business establishment, you would not be served.” (Erwin W. Lutzer, Hitler’s Cross: The Revealing Story of How the Cross of Christ Was Used As a Symbol of the Nazi Agenda: The Revealing Story of How the Cross of Christ was Used as a symbol of the Nazi Agenda, 61-63 (Kindle Edition); Chicago; Moody Publishers)
One must wonder why so many of the churches in Germany were silent when the Fuhrer was calling for increasing atrocities to be carried out in the name of the state?
How could so many professing followers of Christ be silent when evil was more and more outspoken and bold in their midst?
Hitler claimed to be a god-and yet the Christians remained silent.
We often hear this claim made today:
“That could never happen in America!”
On August 21, 2019, President Trump tweeted the following:
“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. ‘President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But hat’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.’ Wow!”
It is frightening that our President would publicly retweet the praises of a man who refers to him as one who could be the King of Israel (notice the capital letter in “King”).
It is frightening that our Present would publicly thank a man for claiming that he is as loved as the Second Coming of God.
But what is even more frightening are the numbers of Christians who refuse to say that this is WRONG or who-worse-openly defend these words and their President as if he really IS as loved as the Second Coming of God.
Could the same spirit that blinded the churches in Germany-when Hitler began making such grandiose claims-now be loose here in America?