by Jim Jester
September 6, 2020
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:1-6
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Heb. 11:1-6
In part seven of this series, I ended with examples of jewish revenge against Germany after the war was over. This sermon will continue with the Nuremburg Trials.
What happened in Europe between 1945 and 1950 was nothing else but a fulfillment of the prophecies of the Protocols of Zion. In this way, the victorious western Allies lost their autonomy and moral judgment. They took pride in themselves and their systems of jurisprudence that demanded fairness and justice; but now they have come to realize jewish revenge. And in the shadow of their national flags associated with Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Code Napoleon, the Nuremberg Trials began.
Was the procedure to furnish “war criminals” at Nuremberg an example of democracy in action? Was there really an unbiased court under the United States of America, Great Britain, France and Soviet Russia? Were the “new laws” (as basis for the verdicts) Christian in character? Did justice or revenge prevail?
The Nuremberg verdicts were pronounced to punish crimes committed against humanity. However, on the bench sat the mass murderers of Katyn Forest along with those responsible for the bombing of Dresden! This alone was a conflict of interest. The following is from The World Conquerors, by Louis Marschalko, 1958:
The war propaganda of the allies always protested against the principle of collective guilt. Nevertheless, the Nuremberg tribunals sanctioned this principle of collective guilt when the disgraceful theory of “guilty organizations” was invented. The radio networks everywhere lectured frequently at this time about “the law”, yet at Nuremberg one of the most important legal principles was thrown aside, i.e., that no one could sit in judgment on his own case. American and Soviet flags were displayed together on the tribunal, but the most basic legal principle of the American constitution and judicature was ignored, i.e., Nulla Poena Sine Lege, which means that no one can be convicted for acts which were not punishable by law when committed. In the courtroom, sentences were pronounced against barbarism, while at the same time in the basements of the court buildings the prison guards of Robert Kempner, the Public Prosecutor, brutally tortured prisoners. The principle of fair play was observed formally only, as the sentences were based on incriminating or forged documents.
Now we know what actually took place behind the scenes. Robert M. Kempner, a Jew of course, had been working behind General Taylor, the Chief Public Prosecutor. Morris Amchan assisted Kempner. In the court buildings of Nuremberg, excepting the judges and the accused, there were hardly any other people but Jews. The staff of the Ljudljanka and the M.V.D. [Soviet, Ministry of Internal Affairs] was not any different from the personnel of the Courts of Nuremberg, Dachauand and other places dealing with “war criminals”. It consisted of Jews almost exclusively. The majority of witnesses were Jews as well, and of these, Maurice Bardeche writes that their only concern was not to show their hatred too openly and, at least during the hearing of the witnesses, to try to give an impression of objectivity. It is characteristic of this kind of “administration of justice” that the number of witnesses called to give evidence in court was 240 only, yet 300,000 written affidavits were accepted supporting charges without this evidence being heard under oath. It is needless to say that the majority of these depositions were not true. – Ibid, p. 134
The accused prisoners were subjected to exactly the same kind of tortures as in Soviet prisons. Julius Streicher was flogged until he was covered with blood and was forced to drink water from the W.C. Then the Jews wearing U.S. Army uniform spat into his mouth in turn and forced him to kiss the feet of a Negro [My comment: Have we seen this recently?]. In the prison of the Schwabisch Hall the young officers of the Adolf Hitler guards were flogged until they were soaked in blood, then they were forced to lie prostrate on the ground while their torturers trampled on their sexual organs. As in the Malmedy Trials, the prisoners were strung up in turn and then released until they signed the confessions demanded of them. On the grounds of such “confessions” extorted from Sepp Dietrich and Joachim Peiper, the Leibstandard Garde was convicted as a “guilty organization”.
With the help of wax figures, the entrance to the camp “gas-chamber” was reconstructed. Wax figures representing horribly distorted human forms were used to demonstrate the alleged tortures in these camps. If a camp had no “gas-chamber” – and in most of the camps, there were none – then they built an improvised one with expert studio methods.
The Jews stuck to their old tactics of remaining in the background, with the “Gentiles” in the forefront. Though the judges were presumably Christians, they entirely lacked the spirit of Christ.
The most incriminating evidence – forged films, documents, affidavits and extracted confessions – was produced by the Jewish prosecutors, C.I.C. [Counter Intelligence Corps, U. S. Army] agents, false witnesses and others, working in the background. The judges were afraid of the Public Prosecutors. General Taylor, the acting head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, together with Robert M. Kempner, organized and ran a sort of “intelligence service” for spying out and controlling opinions expressed by judges, which had leaked out from their private discussions. Sixty percent of the staff of the Public Prosecutor’s Office consisted of persons who had to leave Germany when the Hitlerian racial laws came into force. Earl Carrol, an American lawyer, stated that, according to his observations, not ten percent of the Americans employed at the Nuremberg courts were actually American by birth. [p. 136]
That the revenge of the Jews took its course at Nuremberg is not only demonstrated by the mentality displayed there, but also by statistics. Out of 3,000 people employed on the staff at Nuremberg Court, 2,400 were Jews. This figure speaks for itself! But, in the background of the Nuremberg tragedy there is another far-reaching aim discernible; the terrorization of the whole world through the Nuremberg sentences. It was to silence all opposition, to brand as “war criminal” anybody daring to criticize Jewry, and on the Soviet pattern, to punish with death all those who might become embarrassing witnesses.
Besides the above-mentioned aims, a further and even greater one was completely achieved: the prevention of any reconciliation between the Gentile nations. The aim was to arouse the hatred of the Germanic people against America. World Jewry reckoned that a time would yet come when America might sorely need the aid of German divisions against Bolshevism. As most of the sentences were announced in the name of America, they had therefore to be worded in such a manner that no European nation would ever be prepared to take up arms to support America. [p. 138]
At midnight on October 16th, 1946, eleven European “war criminals” set out for the gallows at Nuremberg. And then a miracle happened. At the very portal of death, the vanquished scored a victory over their conquerors. It did not seem to be a scaffold they mounted but the pedestal of a morality, which might save Europe yet. Joachim von Ribbentrop died first in silence. General Wilhelm Keitel stepped after him under the gallows, his uniform smart, his boots shining. Before dying, he said: “Two million German soldiers died for their country. I am going now to follow my boys!” – Ibid, p. 140
The American judge, Justice Wenersturm, exposed the real background of the Nuremberg revenge campaign. He was President of one of the tribunals, which tried the cases of certain German generals who were charged with “war crimes”. Wenersturm gave up his appointment at the Nuremberg Court and took the risk of returning to America. Half an hour before his departure, he gave a statement to the reporter of the Chicago Tribune (a paper in Gentile hands), under the strict condition that it should not be published before his plane grounded in America. His statement contained the following points:
- The high ideals prescribed for the Military Court of Nuremberg had never materialized in the practice of the Nuremberg Courts.
- The fact that the victors alone were trying the losers did not promote true justice.
- The members of the department of the Public Prosecutor, instead of trying to formulate and reach a new guiding legal principle, were moved only by personal ambition and revenge.
- The prosecution did its utmost in every way possible to prevent the defense preparing its case and to make it impossible for it to furnish evidence.
- The prosecution, led by General Taylor, did everything in its power to prevent the unanimous decision of the Military Court being carried out, i.e., to ask Washington to furnish and make available to the court further documentary evidence in the possession of the American Government.
- Ninety percent of the Nuremberg Court consisted of biased persons who, either on political or racial grounds, furthered the prosecution’s case.
- The prosecution obviously knew how to fill all the administrative posts of the Military Court with “Americans” whose nationalization certificates were very new indeed, and who, whether in the administrative service or by their translations, etc., created an atmosphere hostile to the accused.
- The real aim of the Nuremberg Trials was to show the Germans the crimes of their Fuhrer, and this aim was at the same time the pretext on which the trials were ordered. But the only fact the Germans were shown was that they had fallen into the hands of rather brutal and hardened conquerors. Had I known seven months earlier what was happening at Nuremberg, I would never have gone there. (“Das Letzte Wort über Nurnberg” – “The Last Word About Nuremberg” – Der Weg’s edition, page 57.) – Quoted in The World Conquerors, p. 137
When someone posed the question: “Why did Justice Wenersturm not have his statement published until after his arrival in America?” an English press observer remarked: “Justice Wenersturm was well aware of the fact that air crashes are not uncommon in American civil aviation.”
We can conclude that Nuremberg was not the work of American or British mentality, but that of typical jewish tribal “Nazism” (a flaunting of power). It is clear that once justice falls into the hands of jews there will be no justice since, according to their double standard, anything is permitted against Gentiles. So, for the prosecutors at Nuremberg, procedure was governed by no code except that of the Protocols.
Tells How U.S. Officer Kicked Beat Germans
By Larry Rue
Chicago Tribune Press Service, Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 14, 1949
Tortures inflicted by American investigators upon Germans in efforts to obtain convictions in war crimes trials were not confined to any one camp. They also extended to all three groups of defendants and witnesses: (1) to prisoners of war-charged with involvement in the Malmedy massacres; (2) to those charged with the murder of American flyers forced down in Germany during combat and (3) to others charged with atrocities in concentration camps.
The treatment of prisoners of war at Schwaebisch Hall in Wuertemberg, where the Malmedy cases were investigated, paralleled that at Oberursel, near Frankfurt, where concentration camp atrocities were investigated. The Tribune has statements of two German attendants in the Schwaebisch Hall prison, which, with numerous other affidavits, disclose conditions there. One statement is by a dental surgeon Dr. Eduard Knorr, official prison dentist. The other is by Dietrich Schnell, 27, student of medicine, who lives in Goeppingen, Wurtemberg. Schnell was a prisoner of war internee and worked there from Sept. 18, 1945, to June 22, 1946.
The story of this camp begins in the early days of December 1945, when between 600 and 700 members of the 1st SS tank division were brought there for interrogation in the Malmedy trial. Neither Knorr nor Schnell was allowed to communicate with the men, but both stated the prisoners were kicked, beaten and deprived of all personal belongings the day they arrived. The prisoners never were taken out into the air for exercise. The only time they got out was when they were to be questioned. For this purpose, black hoods were put over their heads. They were guided in groups of 5 to 10 to the interrogation room by an American. “Many times I saw them beaten during this walk,” Schnell says, “and before the people charged with the Malmedy massacre arrived, a special room with a black covered table bearing a crucifix and an open Bible had been prepared. On both walls were spotlights. This room was used mostly at night as the whole war crimes commission worked more at night than in the day.”
According to Schnell, war crimes commission consisted of 10 to 12 members. Among them were Lt. Col. Burton F. Ellis, Capt. Shoemaker, 1st Lt. Pearl, Mr. Kirschbaum, Mr. Ellowitz and Mr. Thon. These names, with the exception of the colonel and the captain, recur frequently in the series of affidavits. A T/Sgt. King, Schnell says, objected and many times said, “I cannot stand this any longer – I want to go home.” After a few weeks “sick SS men” were put under Schnell’s care. They were not sick, but the victims of kickings and beatings, Schnell asserts. “There were at least 20 of these cases.”
There were four cases where men had been driven insane by torture. "Youngsters became despondent and apathetic," Schnell continues. "Their hoods inside were covered with blood and particles of flesh." Schnell describes one suicide, which occurred in March, 1946. In one cell a prisoner had climbed to the window and several times cried: “They made me give false testimony under oath. Let me die.”
…Often at night, we heard yelling and screams of pain. Once we heard for hours some one crying, "O, do help me, please – O do help me, please. They are torturing me so terribly." Schnell explains how Lt. Pearl got an 18-year-old boy to sign a false statement. The youth was told that unless he did so his mother and sister would not get ration cards and would be forced to enter a life of prostitution. The youngster, Schnell says, signed a false statement against someone else. "Later he pleaded with me to give him the means so he could commit suicide," Schnell declares.
Dr. Knorr, who twice a week had to visit internees at Schwaebisch Hall, says, “During 1946, I had to take care of very young people for injuries of mouth or jaw, most of which had been caused by beatings.”
“Patients were reluctant to disclose any details for fear of reprisals. I do not know their names, now, as it was strictly forbidden for me to check them. Once a fellow’s head was dark blue and bloody under the skin. There were two cases where teeth had been freshly knocked out. On one case, a fracture of the lower jaw, I was not allowed to operate. This man was taken somewhere else. Citizens living near the prison used to hear distinctly the screams and yells of the prisoners of war and there was much unrest and disquiet among the people.”
Jewish Dream of Extinction
The question is often debated as to the purpose of the war: was it to defeat “Nazism” and Hitler, or was it to defeat the entire German nation?
“Earlier one occasionally said that there was a difference between the German people and the “Nazi hierarchy,” but today this Jewish-plutocratic-Bolshevist hate is directed against everything that is called, speaks, or thinks German. “Do not show any sympathy for the Germans at the negotiation table on the coming peace,” said Lord Halifax, the man with the pious look and a Bible in his hand. The London Evening Standard wrote on 30 October 1941: “We are not fighting Hitler, but rather for the destruction of the entire German people. The leading English magazine Nineteenth Century made it unmistakably clear in July 1942: “We are fighting not a German idea, but rather with the German nation.” The notorious Jewish-English warmonger Augur-Poljakoff, a spokesman for Churchill’s group, told the Antwerp newspaper “Metropole” as early as April 1940: “The English have realized that Hitler is Germany. They no longer speak of waging war against Hitler. Our revenge must be directed against the German people. The German people must pay the bill. Victory must be total. The Reich must be irrevocably destroyed. Peace will be dictated, not negotiated!” – Never!, Heinrich Goitsch
Well, this certainly helps us to see the true colors of the jews. It also explains why the Allies deliberately targeted civilians and allowed the Soviets free reign in Germany. And, there are many other such quotes from the book expressing the same sentiment:
“News Review of 6 April 1939, before the war began: ‘If we fight Germany again, give it the blow it deserves; wipe German manhood out and divide Germany between Britain and its allies. Let German women marry men of various nationalities and thus hinder pure Germans from growing up in the future.’
William Barkley, parliamentary correspondent of the Daily Express on 9 February 1943: ‘Germany is a nation of the insane. Were one to read one day in the paper that a natural catastrophe had destroyed the Germans, turning Germany into a Libyan desert, there would be a smile on every English and American face. After the war is over, one must cut the German claws, take away all their industry, establish a quarantine around Germany, and let the Germans stew for a generation in their own juices. No one in Britain or America needs to concern himself if they perish as a result. Whole nations have been exterminated in the past. What remains of the Aztecs, for example?’
British union leader George Gibson in a speech in Leeds: ‘England can only win this war by killing Germans. That sounds blood-thirsty, but it is true, and one can kill them best where they are concentrated.’ (29 September 1941)
Daily Mirror, 5 September 1940: The Reverend C. W. Whipp from St. Augustin in Leicester writes in his church paper: “The orders for the Royal Air Force’s bombers should be: ‘Wipe out the Germans! I say it plainly. If I could wipe Germany from the map, I would.’ The more Nazis are killed, the happier I am.”
London: Nineteenth Century and After, November 1943: ‘The belief that the German problem can be solved only by slaughtering Germans grows ever stronger, however drastic it may seem. It is a hard and frightening thing, but as many as 500,000 young German men must be executed under martial law, without any particular formalities.’
British Vice Consul Blackwell of the British embassy in Peking, in a letter captured by the German navy on a British ship in February 1940: ‘I see this war as an enormous tragedy in which the German people must be sacrificed for the good of humanity. I think that Germany, not only Hitler, must be destroyed so that it can never again recover. It is clear that two peoples, as England and Germany cannot coexist in the same world. The world is not big enough for them; one must go.’” – Never!, Goitsch
You may recall at Dunkirk, that Hitler believed just the opposite concerning the British and allowed them to escape. However, jews are not so merciful nor honorable.
The proposal of the jew Theodor Nathan Kaufman, who published a book in 1941, provided a detailed plan for the biological elimination of the German people. The title, Germany Must Perish demands nothing less than the sterilization of all healthy German men. Kaufman writes:
“When the day of reckoning with Germany comes, there will be but one obvious position. No statesman, no politician, no leader who is responsible for things after the war will have the right to engage in false personal sentimentality or sanctimoniousness by declaring that Germany, deceived by its leaders, may rise again! It is the sacred duty of the present generation to those yet unborn to ensure that the poisoned fang of the German serpent can never again kill. Since the fang’s poison and its deadly power rests not in the body but in the war psyche of the Germans, one can ensure the prosperity and security of mankind only by finally extinguishing this soul and the rotten body that houses it, removing it finally from the world. There is no other choice: Germany must perish!
When one remembers that health measures such as immunization and inoculations are seen as blessings for the community, one can certainly view the sterilization of the German people as a major hygienic measure that will forever protect mankind from the bacterium of Germandom.”
In the book “Never!” published in Munich, 1944, by Heinrich Goitsch, the author reveals to the German people of jewish plans to exterminate all of Germandom (chapter 8). He quotes from, Wolfgang Diewerge’s pamphlet, The War Aims of World Plutocracy, which reprints the larger part of Nathan Kaufman’s book, Germany Must Perish. He writes and quotes Diewerge:
“The Jewish president of the American Federation of Peace is no anonymous individual, no fanatic rejected by world Jewry, no mentally ill crackpot, but rather a leading and widely known Jewish personality in the United States. He belongs to the so-called Roosevelt Brain Trust, which provides intellectual and political education and advice to the American president. It is therefore beyond question that his book and its demand that ‘Germany must perish’ corresponds to the official opinion of the leading circles of world plutocracy.
Diewerge adds: Perhaps there are still doubters who think that these Jewish murder plans cannot be serious. Perhaps they simply cannot imagine that, once Germany was disarmed, the world and its famed ‘world conscience’ would allow these crimes against humanity in a civilized nation. The conscience of the world has accepted such things already, for it is a Jewish invention and therefore not of Aryan origin. No one would raise his hand for a defenseless Germany or its allies if those in New York, London, and Moscow carried out their sterilization plans. The president of the Jewish Peace Federation has concrete plans as to how to carry out sterilization. His plan sees to it that no fertile German escapes.” – Never!, Goitsch
Detail on how to carry out the sterilization and how long it would take follows in his book. Near the end of the chapter, Goitsch says:
“In his chapter ‘The End of the German People,’ Diewerge presents the picture of what the Jew Kaufman and his racial comrades in New York, London, and Moscow see as the fulfillment of their political activity: The regiments and divisions of the disarmed German army stand in long gray columns. Their weapons are broken, their airplanes destroyed, their artillery ruined. The gloried flags have been sent to New York, London, and Moscow, given over to the scorn of sub-humans.
Slowly column after column is lead to the barracks and tents where Jewish doctors scornfully and carelessly sterilize them. Each German soldier must pay the Jews a fee. Then, under Bolshevist and Jewish guards, the troops march to forced labor in the wild mountains of the Balkans, in Siberia, along the Arctic Sea. There the heroes of this war, the Führer’s bearers of the Knight’s Cross, will be subjected to the “tested” Soviet methods of forced labor with wretched food, the tortured slaves of World Jewry, until they are released from this existence by starvation.
In the meanwhile, Jewish doctors will be turned loose on German women and children…” [the chapter concludes].
Genocide for Whites
The assault upon Germany was, essentially, an attack upon all White people! Don’t let the media and history teachers tell you that this war was about defeating “Nazism” and Hitler, or National Socialism only; WWII was a race war! Look around, isn’t America (and Europe) facing a race war today? Yes! We have never seen such anti-White hatred as spewed forth from the likes of Antifa and BLM (Black Lives Menace). And all these groups have no end to their funding from super-rich elites.
21 August 2020 – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated a “no strings attached” $10 million to Ibram Kendi’s Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a bestselling author who’s become famous by telling white people that they’re racists. Dorsey said that the center’s research “will inform and fuel much needed and overdue policy change.” According to Boston University, which hosts the center, teams of lawyers, social workers and scientists will collaborate to “track and study racial data” and “advocate for new corrective policies.”
What that means is still unknown, though the center’s research will focus initially on racial disparities in coronavirus deaths. Kendi’s other recommendations are laid out in the five books he’s published, which contain some radical ideas. In his bestseller ‘How to Be an Antiracist’, Kendi declares that “Capitalism is essentially racist,” and “racism is essentially capitalist.” Under the current economic system, he insists that black people will “never” be equal to white people. Coupled with this is the assertion that all racial disparities are the result of racism – be they crime rates or education outcomes.
“The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination,” Kendi wrote.
Kendi also insists that everyone, and every policy, is either “racist” or “antiracist.” In his view, there are no neutral parties, even babies. He argues that if a government were truly antiracist, and not just “not racist,” it would set up a ‘Department of Antiracism,’ whose unelected officers would have the power to monitor and punish politicians they deem racist.
Kendi said in early May that people protesting against the coronavirus stay-at-home order were “comparable to slaveholders”, who he said also fought for “individual freedom”. He also wrote in The Atlantic that, “Slaveholders desired a state that wholly secured their individual freedom to enslave, not to mention their freedom to disenfranchise, to exploit, to impoverish, to demean, and to silence and kill the demeaned.” Of course, this latter part was not true.
These views have made Kendi popular. He has appeared on CBS, MSNBC and NPR, ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ has sold around half a million copies, and his speaking schedule was jam packed all summer.
Dorsey has thrown himself headlong into racial activism of late. He has also chipped in to Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, the Movement for Black Lives, and kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights Camp’.
Since Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo are redefining the meaning of “racism” from the Left as a moral indictment of White people, why don’t we redefine it from the Right? Racist – ‘A racially conscious person who is a collectivist who identifies with other people who come from the same racial background.’ A good definition that was exactly what the Third Reich practiced.
Our God has said that our enemy would fail in wiping us from the globe:
“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” – Jer. 31:35-36
What a wonderful promise!
Inheriting the Kingdom
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.” – Heb. 6:1-3
Verse one is not saying that we are to leave (or forsake) the principles of Christ. It is only “leaving” in the sense that a tree leaves its roots as it grows. The roots are not set aside and forgotten, but rather are the foundation of a healthy tree. “I Am the vine, ye are the branches” Christ said. By “perfection” is meant maturity enough to continue from the basic doctrines (this being a basic list) that are taught to the new convert of Christ. Another translation says, “…Leaving the account of the origin of the Christ, we should carry on to the fulfillment…” (CNT). What fulfillment? The Kingdom!
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” – Heb. 6:10-12
Our Scripture reading (Heb. 11:1-6) introduces the well-known “faith chapter” of the book of Hebrews. It is quite a list of the patriarchs and the faithful (v. 7-31). We pick it up again at verse 32:
“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented (Of whom the world was not worthy) [and not worthy of Germany either]; they wandered in deserts and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” – Heb. 11:32-40
I like what Meyer had to say on this passage (Heb. 11:32-40):
“Strong faith is consistent with very different views of religious truth. The conception that Abel, Enoch or Noah had of so-called Christian truth was very slight; but the faith with which they grasped the scanty truth revealed to them was mighty, soul-transforming and world-moving.
These persons were of every age and temperament; shepherds, statesmen, prime ministers, psalmists, poets, border chieftains, prophets, women martyrs – but they are all trophies of faith. The variety is extraordinary, but the unity is undeniable. The beads are many, but there is one golden thread uniting them all. Their circumstances and trials were widely different, but in all the talisman [a “good luck” charm] of victory was faith’s watchword – God is able. There is no kind of need, trial, persecution, experience, for which faith is not the sufficient answer. It is the master key for every lock of difficulty. Fit your case into one of the clauses and what once was, shall be again.” – F. B. Meyer
In this passage, men were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Should we imagine that the devotion of this noble army of martyrs was founded on delusion? No, it was faith; and they loved truth more than life. They believed in a better resurrection. “…Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:1-2).
If our people know the truth about the Third Reich, it will become obvious that it was right. While the German Reich was not perfect, it was a wonderful manifestation of God’s kingdom, for it followed many Scriptural principles, such as truth (not lies), justice (not revenge), and Christ like living (not hypocrisy). “…What doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8)
Let us go on to the perfection (the fulfillment and promise) of God’s kingdom. The great cloud of witnesses, the Patriarchs and our German brothers and sisters, are cheering us on; but not just as spectators – they were all themselves witnesses for the truth and faithful unto death. The kingdom of God demands justice. God’s wheel of justice may turn slow, but it turns sure. Justice is coming; for the prophet Obadiah says:
“The house of Jacob will be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, but the house of Esau will be kindling. Then Jacob and Joseph will burn and consume Esau, and no survivor will remain from the house of Esau. Indeed, the LORD has spoken it.” – Oba. 1:18, ISV
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” – Adolf Hitler
“Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had boundless ambition for his country, which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.” – The Post-War diary of John F. Kennedy, as quoted in Prelude to Leadership.
“…Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom. 12:19). God is faithful! Will we be faithful too, as we submit to His will?
…to be continued…