Main Point 5
Hitler’s life and actions were blatantly contrary to the teachings of Christ and apostles.
Not only did Christ say “Blessed are the merciful” and “Blessed are the peacemakers,” which clearly have nothing to do with Hitler; the bible also says plainly that liars and murderers will not inherit the kingdom of God. As it is written in Revelation: “…the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Galatians gives a list of sins, including “Adultery, fornication, uncleanness…hatred…wrath, strife…murders, drunkenness” and concludes “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Moreover, in a striking statement in Mein Kampf (Bk. I chapt. 8) which I have not seen quoted elsewhere, Hitler makes a comment about Christianity that is quite revealing:
In its workings, even the religion of love is only the weak reflection of the will of its exalted founder; its significance, however, lies in the direction which it attempted to give to a universal human development of culture, ethics, and morality.
Here he says that the significance of Christianity lies in “culture, ethics, and morality.” This is the view of Christianity taken by Hegel, Schleiermacher, and the whole school of modern theological liberalism. What is important is not doctrine, which Hitler never mentioned and liberal theologians rejected as obsolete, but “ethics” and “culture.”
Equally significant is the idea that Christianity only reflected the will of its founder, and was only a human invention. That Hitler considered Christ to be merely human is clear from his consistent refusal to mention Christ’s deity, resurrection, or return as God to judge the world. That he considered ethics to be a human invention contrary to the laws of nature is evident from Mein Kampf (Bk. I chapt. 11) where he says:
This applies most of all to those ideas whose content originates, not in an exact scientific truth, but in the world of emotion, or, as it is so beautifully and clearly expressed today, reflects an ‘inner experience.’ All these ideas, which have nothing to do with cold logic as such, but represent only pure expressions of feeling, ethical conceptions, etc., are chained to the existence of men, to whose intellectual imagination and creative power they owe their existence.
Let no one point to the Crusades or the Inquisition, which did not occur until more than a thousand years after Christ, and are in no sense inherent in biblical teaching. Those who have the name of Christian and use this or the church as a cloak for their evildoing and cruelty will receive a heavier condemnation on the day of judgement. Jesus himself referred to those who called him “Lord” but will be turned away on the day of judgement.