Enjoying a day with my husband of 26 years is something I don't get enough of during this stage of our raising teens life, but yesterday I was with him and he poked fun at me being the only person in the world that would be as excited about reading a 1917 book I found in an antique store.
I unofficially call myself a historian, because I LOVE to read real life accounts of people - not fiction, but true impressions of life as they lived it. I know no better way to experience history in its purest form. And in turn to gain a deeper understanding of what the world must have been like with an eye witness account.
The author, Owen Wister. The book, The Penecost of Calamity. The topic, Germany before and right after world war I. The insight, Hatred was the motivation.
And what was the creed of the German people, their declaration of faith, of decades to be only ratified by actions of destruction of human life...
"The German claim must be: Educate to hate.... Organization of hatred.... Education to the desire for hatred. Let us abolish unripe and false shame.... To us is given faith, hope and hatred; but hatred is the greatest among them."
And it was there, at those last few words, that I paused, recognizing the words and hand of Satan, the destroyer of old, twisting what was pure, lovely, holy to a religion of destruction .... yes, a "religion" and a claim of "God" but not The GOD of the Bible... another "God" altogether different, that likes to masquerade about as Him, always wanting to be superior to Him.
|God Teaches Us in Words|
Did you hear it, as you read those words? Faith, hope and ...
God - Jehovah God - the One True God of Jesus Christ our Lord...
1 Corinthians 13:13 - "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
Hatred replaced with Love, and it was gone unnoticed by generations of people ignorant to essential truths of God's Word.