FOR OUR CHILDREN
Adolf Hitler had said," give me a child, and by the age of seven, they will forever be mine." I had a close older friend who was a child in Germany during the reign of the German conquest to conquer the world and exterminate the planet of Jews.
He was a brilliant young lad. Because of this, a particular school of Hitler Youth became his place of indoctrination. It was very intriguing to listen to all of his war stories. I would sit on the edge of my chair as he told me the story of rescuing himself, his mother and his sister from the repression of now communist East Germany to free Germany.
One of the most significant shocks he experienced was discovering that his adored heroes had performed such atrocities against humanity. He did not know how men they looked to as the epitome of decency fell so low. The other was they thought the Americans were coming to kill them all but instead fed them.
My father was with the merchant navy. I grew up in a historical war environment. He knew so much about the war he could have taught it in school. I remember a relative got ahold of some old films about the holocaust. I was maybe eight years old, too young to understand, but I felt from the adults the shock as in abject silence they viewed what must have been one of the worst things the eye could behold. It was the uncovering of the concentration camps.
I always wondered how a society could end up in such a state of blind, arrogant elitism, dehumanizing whole segments of people.
In my attempt to find the answer to how we as "normal" folk could be programmed to blindly, systematically destroy others, seeing them as inferior, I visited the concentration camp in Dachau just outside of Munich. I saw the ovens, the piles of shoes and clothing and viewed the pictures on the wall documenting this unbelievable cruel insanity. Being a history student, what happened in Germany was perhaps the worst atrocity of humanity against humanity, but it was by far not the first, nor will it be the last. I support keeping the concentration camps open as a reminder of what unbridled power in the hands of a few can do when few will rise in opposition.
My friend told me what it was like in the Hitler Youth, which surprised me. "It was kind of like Boy Scouts in America where we learned morality and stealing was wrong, and doing good to your neighbour was good. Of course, we listened to our great Germanic leaders, and they were bastions of righteousness to be idolized and emulated in every way."
History fills in the gaps. Instilled in them was the propaganda; they were the master race destined to rule the world. Jews, Gypsys, the Slovic nations were all inferior. But the Jews were the scourge of the earth. There was to be one World Order, remove all Jews from the face of the planet. There can be only one chosen race, and it is not the Hebrews to whom the Bible says God gave great favour and destiny. It was the Third Reich.
In Hitler's new Germany, the ownership of children was removed from the parents under the guise that it was necessary for the government through their teaching facilities to ensure the utopic future of the Father Land. To do this, the government must raise them.
There is always a mixture of good and evil in deception. Do not steal, do good, honour your government leaders and slip into the narrative, hate the Jews.
We must also take ownership that large segments of the Christian churches in Germany endorsed Hitler's most atrocious actions. After all, they believed it was the Jews alone who killed Christ and must be held accountable. It is my firm belief it was the church that failed long before German totalitarianism rose to power. Hitler filled a vacuum in the nation's heart left by a lost, political church.
THE ONLY WAY DARKNESS CAN GROW
IS WHEN THE CHURCH HAS LOST ITS LIGHT
As the church of Jesus Christ was in darkened Germany, it also has been in our modern world. However, I firmly believe that the church in our day is getting brighter, and its pure light will expose the darkness, but even more than that, it will be a community of great love and freedom under the watchful eye of our Father in heaven.
The Kingdom of God implores us to take a stand for what is proven to be good, entering into all the areas of life, especially politics.
There are forces today that are usurping parental authority. A young teenager in places can get an abortion without parental permission but can only get their ears pierced with parental consent. Another political leader said parents have no right to be involved in their child's education, and it is up to the institution alone. Powers are reaching over the parental headship of mom and dad and indoctrinating the children with contrary views with the hope that it is too late when the parent finally realizes what is they have instilled in their kids. External forces can eventually direct a new generation to shape a future the parents disapprove.
The right of parents to contribute to their child's education in places, as I said, is deemed unacceptable.
Social engineering is experimentation on our children. Is there a final destination? Do they know where they are taking our children? Do they know what the end product will be? Or in the end, will they say, "Oops, sorry things did not turn out in the way we did not know where we were going." (this is not a sentencing error)
"Give me your child, and by the age of seven, they will be mine forever." You heard this before. Who are they today is the question?
HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF IF WE LET IT!
THE GREATEST EVIL IS WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO
Dan Chappell was fathered in the prophetic by Robert Ewing of Grace Churches of Texas in the early 80’s and mentored in “The Heart of the Father" by Jack Winters.
He is recognized trans locally for his sensitive and encouraging prophetic and strategic insight. His gifting is not just for the local church, but impacts churches across the continent. Debbie, his wife, stands with him in this demanding role.