How the Cross was used to Promote the Nazi Agenda
Six million Jews dead.
The monstrosity of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich remains a stunning chapter in the pages of history. Although the power by which he hypnotized an entire nation is legendary, one question in particular begs an answer: where was the church of Christ?
Seduced by the satanic majesty of the Führer, church leaders throughout Germany allowed the swastika a prominent place alongside the Christian cross in their sanctuaries. Nationalistic pride replaced the call of God to purity, and with few exceptions the German church looked away while Adolf Hitler implemented his "Final Solution" to his Jewish problem. How did this happen?
In Hitler's Cross, Erwin W. Lutzer examines the lessons that may be learned from studying the deception of the church:
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 primary call and discovered its failure too late.
About the Author:
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is the pastor emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, where he served as senior pastor from 1980-2016.
Dr. Lutzer earned a BTh from Winnipeg Bible College, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LLD from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.
A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world:
Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service
Songs in the Night—an evening program that has been airing since 1943
Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast
Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books, including The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, The King Is Coming, Covering Your Life in Prayer, One Minute After You Die, When a Nation Forgets God, Christ Among Other gods, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion award-winning Hitler’s Cross. He has also coauthored Life-Changing Bible Verses You Should Know and Jesus, Lover of a Woman’s Soul with his wife, Rebecca.
His speaking engagements outside of The Moody Church include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and in places like Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and to cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
Dr. Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.