Main Point 1
Hitler’s assembled religious quotations and statements omit essential Christian doctrines.
What is the purpose of many attempts to link Hitler to Christianity and the bible? Is it to understand Hitler, or is it to attack Christianity? It is significant that in all of the references made by Hitler that have any religious content, assembled by diligent search by those who want to link him to Christianity, the following doctrines are conspicuously absent:
- That God is three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- That Christ now sits at the right hand of God, whence he will return as God to judge the world.
- That he died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. This last part is put in italics because Hitler did mention the crucifixion once or twice, but merely mentioning the crucifixion (once in comparison to himself) does not constitute Christianity.
- That Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
- That Jesus existed as God before the creation of the world, and entered through a virgin’s body, God manifest in the flesh.
- That we are all guilty of sin, and forgiveness of sins comes through faith in Christ and his sacrifice on the cross.
- That there will be a resurrection from the dead, and a day of judgement.
The abovementioned doctrines are at the very center of Christianity. The adult Hitler as far as is known never mentioned any of them. Occasional references to Christ as an Aryan who died in the fight against Judaism or who cleansed the temple are not proofs of Christian belief.