The story of Nazi Germany is one of conflict between two saviors and two crosses.
“Deine Reich komme,” Hitler prayed publicly—“Thy Kingdom come.” But to whose kingdom was he referring?
When Germany truly needed a savior, Adolf Hitler falsely assumed the role. He directed his countrymen to a cross, but he bent and hammered the true cross into a horrific substitute: a swastika.
Where was the church through all of this? With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler inflicted his “Final Solution” upon the Jews. Hitler’s Cross is a chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America’s own hidden crosses.
Erwin W. Lutzer extracts a number of lessons from this dark chapter in world history, such as:
- The dangers of confusing church and state
- The role of God in human tragedy
- The parameters of Satan's freedom
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About the Author
DR. ERWIN LUTZER has served as senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago for over 30 years. A renowned theologian, Dr. Lutzer earned his BTh from Winnipeg Bible College, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a MA in philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. He is an award-winning author and the featured speaker on three radio programs that can be heard on more than 700 radio stations in the United States and around the world. Dr. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not able to properly describe everything that is in this book. From the beginning, I would encourage anyone to get a hold of this book and understand what happens when churches or Christians stay quiet. Hitler's Cross is an excellent book that is written by someone who is very studied in this part of history. Lutzer sheds light on how Hitler came to power and how the church bent the knee to follow what he said. The beginning of the book deals with how Hitler came to power. It reveals that Hitler was very much involved with satanic practices and thought it was destiny for him to be able to rise to power. Hitler was very charming and caring when he appeared before the public. He was so charming that many people of the church and many others followed and believed in Hitler. But behind all the public speeches and cries for reform, Hitler was very much a man given over to Satan. Because of Hitlers charm, many people were deceived into following him. But soon they would realize they had only one choice: follow Hitlers commands or die. Slowly over time peoples freedoms and rights were take away from them, exactly how it is happening here in the United States. Lutzer does go into that in much more detail in his book. When Hitler came to power there was a war between two crosses. Hitler's cross and the cross of Jesus Christ. Churches failed miserably during this time as the cross of Jesus Christ was exchanged for the cross of Hitler. Lutzer gives a wake up call in this book! Lutzer gives us an insight into what happened with the church in Germany. Also he shows us that the freedoms and rights that american people are giving up is exactly what happened in Germany before the Church was totally taken over. "With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler implemented the Final Solution to his Jewish problem. Hitler's Cross provides an intriguing expose of modern America's own hidden crosses and a chilling historical account of what ensues when the rise of evil is met with the blindness or confusion of a silent, shrinking church." I believe my review is not sufficient. I would encourage anyone to find a copy and read for themselves the warnings that Lutzer lays out before the church and how we cannot remain silent. I was given this book by Moody Publishers for the purpose of this review. Coltenjam.wordpress
Hitler's Cross is an outstanding presentation of the spiritual influences behind the foundation and implementation of Hitler's goals. Also, for the first time I was able to understand why so many of the German people and even the church became complicit. Well worth your time!
...the tyranny of religion, Christianity, as the only answer, the only choice. Try telling that to the victims of the Inquisition, the Crusades, priest pedophiles protected by the church, the "infallibility"of popes, a mormon god who jump up and changes his mind that B lack men all of a sudden can serve his church...so when is their god going to whisper in their leader's ear that women of all races can be called and chosen to serve? Freedom of religion is simply that. It does not necessarily follow that everyone must follow only YOUR dictates or that yours are any better than that of an athiest, .... This is an important topic that needs to be roundly discussed, explored, researched, and discussed to be sure. I am just not buying what this author and Moody are selling wholesale.