By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Hitler, of course, did not think Germany had room for two gods. Initially content with two crosses hung in the churches, in the end he insisted there be only one. Neither the cross of Christ nor the swastika could tolerate dual allegiance.
A choice would have to be made: Those who chose the Cross would have to walk a lonely road in one direction; those who chose the swastika would walk in step with the exuberant crowd. Those who chose the swastika participated in the fate of its leader; those who chose the cross of Christ discovered that “it is the power of God for Salvation” (Romans 1:16).
-Erwin W. Lutzer
Hitler’s Cross
We move into strange and yet prophetically predictable times … where once again the cross will be challenged.
The swastika may be replaced with a new symbol but she will once again rear her unabashed head and call for unity to be established beneath her. Toleration for the cross will continue to diminish and sides will be taken with repercussions to both.
Those who choose the cross will experience a path of conflict and difficulty and realize a sure and certain persecution. Temporarily, they will experience painful earthly realities but in the long-term the salvation of their souls will be secure.
Like the cross … the forecast for God’s elect will not change and they will be sealed for the day of eternal and ultimate victory;
They will reign with their Savior and they shall be ruled by One Sovereign God.
But until that day …
The sound of a distant beat moves closer.
The “beat” urges us to know the word,
be in the word,
and remain true to the uncompromising character and call of Jesus Christ;
the One who tasted death on a cross and gave us life through His victory over it.
The choice of the cross is yours;
And the one you choose is the one which will define your life.
The call is sure, the words are true …
and blessed is the man who endures to the end.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ.”
2 Timothy 3:12-15
For further study:1 Thessalonians 5 
 2 Thessalonians 2