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  1. Trump:
    In the case of Nazi Germany, it was the German churches first and foremost that failed their country. It was the churches that provided Hitler with moral and spiritual cover. It was the ministers and churches that allowed Hitler to seduce the nation. Some ministers were no doubt deceived themselves. Many others, like Adam, partook of the forbidden fruit with their eyes wide open. Either way, without the help and assistance of Germany's churches, the Nazi Party could never have become such a horrible leviathan. Therefore, let's examine the attitudes and actions of Germany's ministers and churches and compare them to America's ministers and churches today to see if there is any similarity.

    As we delve into this material, I want to strongly recommend that the reader purchase and devour a book to which I will repeatedly refer. The book is entitled, "Hitler's Cross." It is written by Erwin Lutzer and published by Moody Press. The book is absolutely phenomenal! If you do not read any other book this year (beside the Bible), read "Hitler's Cross."

    Now, let's examine the evidence.

    It is a fact that when Adolph Hitler began his ascent to power, many, if not most, of Germany's Christians believed he was an answer to their prayers. Lutzer says many Christians replaced pictures of Christ in their homes with pictures of Hitler. They truly believed Hitler was "God's man" for Germany. They believed that to resist Hitler was to resist God. And why not?

    As Lutzer notes, Hitler revived Germany's collapsed economy. He eradicated the shame of Germany's defeat in WWI by reclaiming the Rhineland. He gave generous vacations to the German people. He created numerous trade schools that trained and equipped Germany's workers. Thus, almost overnight, Germany's vast unskilled labor force was replaced with highly skilled workers. In fact, under Hitler, Germany had virtually no unemployment. Furthermore, Hitler brought crime under control. He built freeways and highways that were the envy of Europe. He literally brought the German people out of poverty and despair and made them a great and proud people once again. As a result, the German people, including German Christians, loved him!

    Unfortunately, as Hitler was building Germany's economy and strengthening its military, he was also taking away the rights and liberties of the German people. Remember, Germany was a republic before Hitler came along. The principles of individual freedom and constitutional government were at one time precious to Germans. However, most German people were willing to gladly trade their liberty and freedoms for Hitler's promise of security and strength. It was a bad trade then. It is a bad trade now!

    Lutzer documents the fact that at the time of Hitler's rise, there were some 14,000 evangelical churches in Germany. To win the support of these churches, Hitler literally wrapped himself and the Nazi Party in the Cross of Jesus Christ. Even today, one can view photos from Nazi parades showing the Cross of Christ highlighted in the heart of the Nazi Swastika.

    In short order, Germany's pastors and churches were convinced that the Nazi Party was God's party and Hitler was God's man. By the time Hitler consolidated power and became Germany's Fuhrer, the Nazi Swastika was displayed proudly on the walls and halls of Germany's churches, both Catholic and Protestant.

    Germany's pastors often preached sermons supporting Hitler and the Nazi Party. They told their congregants that to support any other party or any other potential leader was to "fight against God." Very soon, congregants who refused to swear loyalty to Hitler were denied last rites and Holy Communion by Catholic priests, while Protestant pastors excommunicated such members. Romans chapter 13 was often quoted from Germany's pulpits as scriptural justification for demanding loyalty to Hitler.

    Even the famous Canadian pastor, Oswald J. Smith (Pastor of the People's Church in Toronto), was taken with Hitler. In 1936 Smith wrote, "What, you ask is the real attitude of the German people toward Hitler? There is but one answer. They love him. Yes, from the highest to the lowest, children and parents, old and young alike, they love their new leader. They trust him to a man.

    "What about your elections? I asked. 'We don't want another party. We are satisfied with Hitler.' And that feeling exists everywhere. Every true Christian is for Hitler. I know, for it was from the Christians I got most of my information, and right or wrong, they endorse Adolph Hitler." (Source: "Hitler's Cross" by Erwin Lutzer, pp. 109, 110)

    One German pastor, Julius Leutherser gushed, "Christ has come to us through Hitler. [T]hrough his honesty, his faith and his idealism, the Redeemer found us." (Source "Hitler's Cross" by Lutzer, p. 101)

    Lutzer writes on page 102 of his book, "[I]n Hitler's day being a good Christian involved being a good German nationalist. God and country were practically one and the same."

    Germany's Christians forgot that Christ's kingdom "is not of this world." Their desire to restore Germany's greatness and their patriotism somehow dwarfed their commitment to Christ and their fidelity to republican principles. Accordingly, their trust in God was supplanted with trust in Hitler, and their allegiance to principles of freedom was replaced with allegiance to the Nazi Party.

    Of course, Hitler knew exactly what he was doing. He knew he needed the support of Germany's churches and pastors and he played the role of Christian leader magnificently. Privately, however, he despised Germany's clergymen. He said, "The parsons will dig their own graves. They will betray their God to us. They will betray anything for the sake of their miserable jobs and incomes." How right he was!

    Out of 14,000 German ministers, all but 800 gave Hitler their unequivocal and unflinching loyalty. Among the 800 was the great Christian patriot Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was later assassinated by Hitler's henchmen. Virtually all of the 800 courageous pastors who refused to support Hitler were sent to concentration camps.

    What would have happened had 10,000 ministers in Germany resisted Hitler? What would have happened if 10,000 ministers would have refused to compromise their loyalty to Jesus Christ, their commitment to republican principles, and their devotion to sacred duty? What would have happened if 10,000 Christian ministers had not allowed the National Socialist Party to supplant their loyalty to God's Word?

    It seems clear to me that the attitudes and actions of Nazi Germany's ministers and churches are being repeated in the United States today. To a large degree, Evangelicals have wrapped the Cross of Christ in the banner of the Republican Party. They quote Romans chapter 13 to justify their unflinching, yes, even blind support for President Bush. They are willing to surrender their freedoms and liberties so that President Bush might protect them. Pictures of the president almost universally line the halls and walls of our churches, Christian schools, and pastors' offices. They castigate and denigrate in the most caustic terms anyone who dares to challenge or even question President Bush. They are willing to let the president lead them into multiple wars, even wars of aggression, based solely on Bush's word. They refuse to hold the president accountable to the principles of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It seems to me that President Bush has taken on the aura of an American Fuhrer in the minds of many Evangelicals.

    Just how far are Evangelicals willing to allow Bush to go? They already support unbridled spying on American citizens. They have gladly surrendered their Fourth Amendment rights. Would they be willing to support the imprisonment of fellow Christians who don't support Bush if the Department of Homeland Security ordered it? I believe many would. And if so, how is that different from the attitudes of Christians in Nazi Germany?

    Again, readers may dismiss my observations as inane if they want to. However, please notice that the focus of this column was not so much on Hitler but on the attitudes and actions of Germany's ministers and churches.

    If the reader can honestly and objectively look at the history of Germany's ministers and churches and see no similarity to the attitudes and actions of America's ministers and churches today, so be it. To me, however, the similarities are striking!

  2. So…finally a president makes the State of the Union about the people who made America great and built this country. We shouldn't allow others to come in and receive the spoils of OUR hardworking!

  3. I think his speech was not bad. And I'm a Democrat. It's the only State of the Union address that I have ever liked because he made it about Americans…not just foreign policy. Today…it's about US. We'd like to help immigrants BUT it's having everyday Americans compete with them for affordable housing and jobs…it's not p

  4. Very biased editing !!! Ignored his jabs at the ladies who stood up despite their plans to embarrass our POTUS. Democrats are putting party before country !!!

  5. Just under 5 minutes and the Dem. need for years and books to make it clear . !!!!!!! “Victory is not winning for our party, Victory is winning for our country” !!!!!! but year after years Dem. can not come with this .

  6. US has a 20 TRILLION deficit debt, everything made in china, tens of millions unemployed, evil feminist democrats nancy peliso and her gang are OBSTRUCTING every move the president makes. And the liberal media can how only report this alexerdia cortez , the idealistic mentally 9 year old who says "Let's hug all the trees in the world, let feed the 7 billion children of the world, let's clean up and make earth a green planet in this solar system". But in realilty, Darth Vader CHINA is already here INSIDE the USA, bleeding the US of 400 Billion each year, and china will walk all over your American face. China will bleed US dry!! And leave this US corpse to dry in the middle of the desert! And you wonder why Pit Bull President Trump is in a "desperation mode"?? Americans are soooo foolish!

  7. Donald Trump best president ever. Finish the wall or Trump will brawl Finish the wall or Trump will brawl Finish the wall or Trump will brawl

  8. So glad i woke up from the Democratic nightmare in 2016. I just want to say thank you mr.President for waking up this 31 year old puerto rican from the bronx. Glad i voted for you and will so again in 2020. 🇺🇸💪 .Latinos 4TRUMP

  9. Let me see, it's "black History Month" and all the female "Democratic Women" all dressed in all "White". Being black man, the only thing that was missing from them, were the "HOODS".

  10. If he announced the cure for all types of cancer was found, the democrats would still not applaud. It's not about competition, it's about COOPERATION.

  11. Ocho Cinco no comments on this state of the union regarding Pepsi's frown and manic scowl the entire speech??? I guess you only watched it one year out of Obama's sad eight year term.

  12. FACT for those who don't know there is 5 companies who own all of our news, they own all fortune 500 companies and many more. these companies are the ones funding politicians and lobbyist to pass laws not in the benefit of you and me but to benefit their corrupt companies and individuals. happy to have a president who can overcome this onslaught of dishonest corporate coverage. Don't believe me? the info is out there. but you must sift through false info. do your due diligence.

  13. Trumps right we need a wall and that will help illegal immigration……equally important are the moral value's of legal immigration.
    We need to rewrite these laws……to me there are a lot of legal immigrants (especially from mexico) who I would consider to be illegal.

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