"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Hitler's Cross

Posted by Anne Kisly

Erwin Lutzer's "Hilter's Cross" is an eye-opening book into the rise of Nazi Germany. A foundation was laid that prepared the way for Adolf Hitler; politically, spiritually, and philosophically, argues Lutzer. Spiritual forces that were at work are exposed by the author in ways that may have been unknown to many readers.

Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years.  He is author of several books, and his teachings can be heard on three radio programs that are broadcasted  here in the U.S. and around the globe.

From the back cover:

The story of Nazi Germany is one of conflict between two saviors and two crosses."Deine Reich komme," Hitler prayed publicly - "Thy Kingdom come." But to whose kingdom was he referring?

When Germany truly needed a savior, Adolf Hitler falsely assumed the role. He directed his countrymen to a cross, but he bent and hammered the true cross into a horrific substitute: a swastika.

Where was the church through all of this? With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler inflicted his "Final Solution" upon the Jews. Hitler's Cross is a chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America's own hidden crosses.

Erwin W. Lutzer extracts a number of lessons from this dark chapter in world history, such as:
  • The dangers of confusing church and state.
  • How the church lost its focus.
  • The role of God in human tragedy.
  • The parameters of Satan's freedom. 
  • The Truth behind Hitler's hatred of the Jews.
  • The faithfulness of God to His people who suffer for Him.
  • Comparisons between Hitler's rise and the coming reign of the Antichrist.
  • America's hidden cross-her dangerous trends.
Hitler's Cross is the story of a nation whose church forgot its call and discovered its failure way too late. It is a cautionary tale for every church and Christian to remember who the true King is.

I have read and re-read this book, and highly recommend your adding it to your own libraries.

Brannon Howse interviews Erwin Lutzer about Hitler's Cross, 
chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America’s own hidden crosses.”

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