HITLER'S CROSS

An extraordinary book written by Erwin Lutzer has me spellbound. Its profound insights and correlation to the "present" have provoked stimulating thought on every level.
A few bites ...
" ... Remember that someday another will arise who will revive Hitler's agenda. He will be worshiped not merely by one country but by the world. He will perform economic and spiritual wonders. He will persecute Israel, trying desperately to wipe out the Jewish state. He, like Hitler, will believe that he is raised up by Fate. His meteoric career will be ascribed to the fact that he will have been summoned by higher powers."

HITLER'S CROSS

“Hitler admired Guido von List, who as a boy in Vienna vowed before an altar in St. Stefan’s Cathedral that when he became an adult, he would build a temple to the ancient German god Wotan. List used the swastika for his occult religion, believing that it was a link to an ancient race of Germanic priests. It was also a symbol found in Hindu and Buddhist relics. He founded a secret blood brotherhood called Armenan, which had substituted the swastika for the Cross in rituals involving sexual perversion and the practice of medieval magic.
His members used the Heil! (Hail!) greeting that would later become the hallmark of Nazi worship. List was a rabid anti-Semite who railed against the Jews and worshiped the glories of the Aryan (German) race. Before he died in 1919, he predicted that there would be a racially pure community in Germany that would destroy democracy and Jewry.
… Though the Cross of Christ was later embedded within the swastikas that adorned German churches, Hitler was not satisfied. 
His stated plan was to have the swastika replace the Cross of Christ altogether.
 A new messiah called for a new cross.
… The new cross symbolized a new religion.”
-Erwin W. Lutzer
Hitler’s Cross
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Erwin W. Lutzer has been the senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago for over 35 years. He's a remarkable Evangelical theologian, well versed in the truth and authority of the Scripture; a needful voice in our “tolerant” times.

Pick up his book ... you'll be challenged.