Gerda Weissmann’s entire family was killed in the Holocaust. He weighed sixty -eight pounds when he was spotted by two American soldiers a few hours after Germany had surrendered to the Allied forces. After six years under the Nazi threat, her legs were so happy that doctors feared they would be amputated. He was seriously ill and out of control for several days while he was being cared for in a school hospital.
One of the soldiers Gerda found had the door of her Jeep open for her. “It’s a time of giving back to humanity, humanity, dignity, independence,” he later said. That soldier, Kurt Klein and Gerda, fell in love and got married. They moved to America where they had three children. They were married for over fifty years until her death in 2002. When she died on April 3 at the age of ninety -seven, she had eight grandchildren and eighteen great -grandchildren.
In 1996, he won an Oscar. As he walked to the stage with the guide, he told the people of the world, “I think I saw those years and days, and those who did not live to see the magic of have a nice evening at home. ” In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded him the highest civilian honor in America, the President of the Republic of China.
“We have to remember the past or it will be the future.”
Yesterday was one of the saddest days of the year for me. Not because of anything that is happening where I live, but because it is located seven thousand miles east of a country that I consider my “second home.”
According to Time of Israel It reported, “Israel stood at 10 a.m. on Friday as sirens rang out across the country in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during the War. World II. “
I led more than thirty study tours to the Holy Land and visited Israel on Yom HaShoah, the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes, everything was over. Cars and trucks drove and drivers and cars stood on the streets with their heads bowed. Feasts were held in schools, government offices, and military bases throughout the country. An hour later, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) hosted the “Unto Every Person There is a Name” event where lawmakers read out the names of those killed in the Holocaust.
This annual commemoration is so important that not only can the Jews remember those who were killed by the Nazis and their allies but so the world can swear that that tragedy will never happen again. One hundred Holocaust survivors said in a video released yesterday, “A third of the world’s Jews have been killed” and added, “We need to remember the past or it will be it is something to come. “
This is the time when reports of antisemitic activity around the world reach a record high. The number of antisemitic incidents around the U.S. in 2021 will rise 34 percent from a year ago to the highest number in history. According to a new study, nearly half of Israel fears a second Holocaust is coming.
Why German churches flew Nazi flags
Why did the Nazis and their allies believe the murder of six million people (a quarter of whom were children) was justified by religious principles?
As the German Catholic Church acknowledges by 2020, German bishops are motivated by nationalism, anti-communist sentiment, and a desire to protect the church by preventing conflict with the Nazis. As a result, many told their followers to support the government in the war. In Hitler’s fiftieth year in 1939, the churches flew Nazi flags and prayed for safety for the “Fuhrer and the Reich.”
Now, let’s ask another question: Why does Vladimir Putin believe the invasion of Ukraine and the killing of Ukrainians should be prevented on religious grounds?
According to Drs. Ryan Denison wrote in a recent Denison Forum article that the Patriarch of Moscow accepted the war as a holy war, explaining that the government was trying to protect Russia from the scourges of violence. of the West and speaking, in the war against Ukraine, Russia. fighting against the Antichrist.
So it’s no surprise that, as Mark Legg pointed out in a recent Denison Forum article, Putin’s approval rating has jumped by 83 percent since the attack and only 4 percent. many Russians felt he was responsible for the war.
These are just two examples of how religion can be used for harmful effects. In Restoring Our Purity: How the Fear of God Overcomes the Fears That Separate Us, Michael Horton describes this tragedy, noting that many religions throughout history have been created to “steer God’s justice.” He wrote: “We need to be the stars of our own live films. So, individually and collectively, we create ‘religion’ and ‘spirituality’ in a way that defies the truth.
If I could build a religion that would allow me to do what I wanted and also support my sexual decisions, that religion would become more user -friendly and popular. Thus we see the popularity of “sacred rites” in the ancient world (fornication with temple prostitutes was seen as a way of worshiping the gods worshiped by these gods). prostitute). We have false prophets supporting the king’s plans for their personal success (cf. 1 Kings 22). We know the religious leaders urging the people to ask Jesus to forgive us (Matthew 27: 21–23). From that time to the present, religion has become a means to commit sexual acts.
“There is no burden on earth that heaven cannot heal”
Let’s take this discussion back home: Is there any way to work on your relationship with God? Have you been tempted to worship God on Sunday so that he will bless you on Monday? Start the day with a week (or maybe this) Daily articles) so he will bless your day? To respond angrily if he doesn’t “continue his trade -off”?
There are two types of antidote.
one: God is the “King of eternity” of the universe whether we prove His power or not (Jeremiah 10:10). It is not a matter of our purpose, it is a way to reach our ends. Therefore let us join with Paul in praying, “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever” (1 Timothy 1:17).
two: Celebrate the endless love of this king for us today. He loved us “while we were without sin” (Romans 5: 8) and He loves us today “with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31: 3). We cannot make him love us or anything in his nature, “God is love” (1 John 4: 8).
Irish author Thomas Moore invites us:
Come on, be weary, where you are weak,
Come to the mercy seat, kneel hard;
Bring forth your broken hearts, tell of your sorrow;
There is no burden on earth that heaven cannot heal.
What “burden” do you need heaven to heal today?