“I have never felt able to describe my emotional reaction when I first came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and ruthless disregard of every shred of decency…I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.” General Dwight Eisenhower – Statesman, Soldier, President of the US
Today marks the day in 1945 when the Soviet army freed the remaining prisoners of Auschwitz; a day set aside to commemorate the Holocaust.
In today’s world of ‘information-overload’ it is easy to feel we just don’t have the time to think about history. As has been said by many – an indisputable truth – History forgotten will be repeated.
The Holocaust stands as one of the most horrific single attempts at genocide in the history of the world. However, the attempts to annihilate the Jews are continuing today. Unfortunately there are other, just as significant, acts of racial and religious hatred, propaganda, and attempts at genocide, even though they may not involve quite as many people.
The Christian – true disciples and followers of Jesus – must get off this fast-moving train of busy-ness and be willing to sacrifice ourselves in the cause of Christ. Our lives, our fortunes, our families, our jobs, our reputations – all is subject to our Master. The “religious” Christian will not bring about change. But by pouring out our lives at the foot of the cross of Jesus we can change lives and cultures and nations – just as the 1st century followers of The Way did it. We are compelled to act – don’t ignore the promptings of the Spirit.
We who know the Bible know there will never be peace in the Middle East until the Peace Accord initiated by the AntiChrist ushers in the time of Tribulation; and we know the Israeli’s have a right to be there. We can help to dissuade the growing view of the Jewish/Arab conflict that it is Israel’s fault by reminding people of the ‘history’ of that region. Use your blogs and your writing platforms to get the TRUTH out. We can’t afford to sit on our hands while the world slides into this pit again.
Let us not allow history to repeat itself.