The Rise of the Next Anti-ChristSubmitted by visible on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 16:00
"Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."---George Santayana.
Over the years a debate has raged between Christian scholars and anti-Christians that "Hitler was/was not a Christian".
It's ludicrous to claim that someone who ruthlessly murdered millions was a Christian, isn't it?
Both sides, in the debate, support themselves with documentation from speeches/writings made before and after the Nazi's rise to power. This includes Hitler's own autobiography, "Mein Kampf".
It seems what's missing from both sides in the debate is this:
During Hitler's rise to power he deceived German Christians with Pro-Christian rhetoric. After the Nazi party came to power, Hitler made many statements denouncing Christianity. Hitler was simply a propagandist that used his own lies to gain power, through the use of his nationalist and religious zeal in writings and speeches.
In all likelihood the next Anti-Christ will proclaim themselves to be a Christian.
Will Christians be deceived once again?
People should not to make assumptions by what people claim themselves to be, in their patriotic or religious fervor, but instead measure peoples character by their own deeds.