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JESUS & THE HOLOCAUST

11:22 AM Joseph Luxum 1 Comments Category : , , , , ,

No parallels should ever be drawn between the sufferings of Jesus with the Holocaust. Jesus laid His life down of His own accord in obedience to the Father’s commandment.

[John 10:18] “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” 

He did not have to lay His life down, but He did; hence, of the free will which is purely human. Only flesh-and-blood humans have the free independent will. (Spirits, winds, flames the angels do not have free will.)

THE ANTISEMITIC TICKET

Hitler was elected on the anti-Semitic ticket. The Nazi party was formed on the anti-Semitic ticket. A party walkout from the Parliament’s floor (Reichstag) forces new elections. That’s what Hitler’s Nazis did repeatedly; they wanted more seats. Another campaign with more vehement fiery anti-Jewish speeches… The more this monster (Hitler) spewed his fire against the Jew the more his party grew. People made their repeated choices for Hitler and for his policies. The anti-Semites kept on pumping up the Nazi balloon until it became Reichstag’s majority. They did not have to do that did they? While Hitler was still insignificant—knowing what he was after (he did not hide his true intentions)—they could have voted in another candidate, but they did not. CHOICE! 

Hitler became the chancellor and then took the power of president. The people relaxed by letting Hitler have a complete dictatorship over them. They did it in no other name but in the name of prejudice and hate against the Jew. CHOICE!

It was the German people’s choice. Free will. They had plenty of opportunities to not choose Hitler after so many walkouts and during new campaigns. They already knew well what kind of stew Hitler was cooking for the Jewish people and yet they kept voting for the Nazis and not for anyone else. CHOICE!

Hitler repeatedly used his anti-Jewish trump card for it worked magic for him. For more than 500 years the German people were being brainwashed with anti Jewish sentiments. People only were reading about the Jew for there was less than 1% of Jews living in Germany. An average German has hardly seen a Jew; yet, the anti-Semitic fires were being repeatedly fanned. Hitler only awakened the smoldering wick; the people let him do that until they caught the fire of supremacy over all other peoples. CHOICE!

Jesus chose to lay His life down for others, but Germans chose to destroy the Jew.

Therefore there is no comparison between Jesus and the Holocaust. A choice to be the atonement for the world, and a choice to destroy other peoples in the name of supremacy—these two choices will never come together. There are too many loose ends, which cannot ever be tied together.


ANCIENT MALADY

The sick soul remains sick and no one can make any sense out of this terrible disease. Talking won’t help. Lip service won’t help. Lip apologies also won’t do anything for it is like a piece of a new material sewn into a very old garment; and the tearing will be worse. No one wants to repent wholeheartedly for his and her sin and the sins of their forefathers who embraced the anti God’s chosen and anti the Bible-writers and its preservers people. The malady remains.

REPENTANCE

An ill person seeks comfort from another ill person to have fellowship with. Sickness must never be explained, words often make it worse. Healing of the soul begins with sorrowfulness and tears; these tears wash the soul. It is so modern to articulate things Dr. Phil style. Next pills are prescribed and therapy, until one becomes like a zombie. Then one needs medicinal marihuana and fade into space… forget it all. The malady of the soul is not hard to take out provided one wants to part with this “special” friend that soothes and comforts in order to tear apart again and again. Hitler’s tactic was to soothe the Germans; he fed them his spoonful of syrup and then terrorized them with Gestapo. When Russians reached Berlin Hitler said that (his beloved) Germans don’t deserve to live for buckling under the Soviets. He killed himself instead of the malady of his soul. Just as he killed Eva Brown he wanted to do to every German.

Jewish view: silence.

Christian view: silence.

At least the world is doing something. Education can be a powerful tool, but education does not have to be turned on like TV or opened like a book; it can be avoided and most do exactly that.

What about us the growing family of peacemakers who understand that peacemaking makes one strong for such is a standard like Gibraltar Rock. Storms may beat against you but you stand. Hey, waves and winds throw boats against you crushing them, but you remain standing strong.

[Isaiah 54:17] "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD. 

Their vindication is from Me. It means that God chooses a vessel through which He channels vindication.

[Jeremiah 51:19-20] The portion of Jacob (Israel) is not like these; for the Maker of all is He, and of the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of hosts is His name. He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; and with you I shatter nations, and with you I destroy kingdoms."

A true peacemaker does not war of his own accord or by choice, but is yielded to the One who made it, him or her, into His war-club and weapon. Although Elijah personally did not kill Baal’s prophets (the mob did) he was God’s vessel that brought down God’s wrath. Speaking of mob, that’s a greater number than just one. God chooses individuals for Himself, but through a tribe, nation or people He can destroy another tribe, people or nation. Those who hate the Jew and Israel are cooking for themselves a poisonous stew, which they will have to eat for every action calls for reaction. God personally (from His heart) does not do any avenging, but His garments do. 

[Isaiah 59:17] He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

Those who misinterpret Ephesians 6—a quote of the above verse (with Paul's extra spin on it)—take matters into own hands. We put on no helmet or breastplate, but God does. We preach the gospel of peace (Eph. 6:15). For the entire armor (like the six pointed star of David, which is both a shield and a weapon) become God's garments. But only His beloved knows the gentle, compassionate and gracious God inside these awesome garments and mighty armor. 

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  1. This article opend my mind instantly! In the years when I lived in Weimar and often visited the concentration camp "Buchenwald" one big question regarding the Holocaust never pass away: Why the Jews did nothing against their tormentors? Why they endured this dreadful affliction? I saw fotos from this barbarous time - after their transport to the camps the Jewish people stood in long serpents before the gas chambers waiting for their cruel annihilation! They stood there "like before a booking-office" it seems for me! Do you understand what I try to say? So I asked me often: Why? And my answer was also: they did so like Jesus - like a lamb before slaughter... So I also draws parallels between the sufferings of Jesus and the Holocaust. How wrong and how full of my ignorance! Your message opened my mind and I repent regarding my old thinking! Yes- Jesus laid His life down of His own accord in obedience to the Father’s commandment - unlike the Jewish people. There was no commandment to them to lay their life down. And it was not their choise to die - it was the choice of their tormentors to kill off them! And there was God`s choice for the Jews as His chosen people. He chose His people and made a eternal covenant with them. Because of this fact ( to be the chosen one)the world - especially the German under Hitler - hated and prosecuted the Jews down to the present day. God chose His people FOR THE WORLD and His covenant is ETERNAL - so the Jews can not slip from this covenant - or do they? The point I try to say is: THE ALMIGHTY chose them once and for all! This covenant is their destiny we could say. But not only theirs - it is the destiny from ALL people! How we handle His choosen people will decide how God is handeling us. We have to make a choice regarding His choice! And how did we handle HIS CHOICE - the Holocaust is the answer. Ignorance, superiority,impertinence and the pride of life. My conclusion: it is the same impertinence and the same pride of life to say: " the way of the Jews in the Holocaust is like the way of pain from Jesus." So Thank you dear brother Ben for opening my mind that I could repent! Oh yes: "For salvation is from the Jews" Joh 4:22
    I hope I found the right words to explain my thoughts. Shalom

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