From Hitler’s Wolves to Christ’s Lambs – The power of the Gospel, and how some Nazi’s became believers before they died.
Henry Gerecke was in his early 50s when he went, cell by cell, to introduce himself to his infamous “congregation” and to invite them to chapel services. Some refused, others wavered, and still others promised to be there. Of the 15 chairs set up for the first service, 13 of them were filled. Scriptures were read, sermons preached, hymns sung, prayers offered. And, through it all, hearts were changed.
Soon some of the very lips that had once barked, “Heil Hitler!” spoke a repentance-confessing, faith-affirming “Amen!” as they knelt to eat and drink the body and blood of their forgiving Lord. They expressed a desire for their children to be baptized. One of them, though he began reading the Bible to find justification for his unbelief, ended up being led to faith by the same divine words.
So reliant did these men become upon their pastor that, when a rumor surfaced that he might be relieved of his duty and allowed to return home, they wrote a letter to Mrs. Gerecke, begging her to ask him to stay. On that letter were the signatures of all these former Nazis, men who had enjoyed power and rank, now humbly beseeching a housewife in America, who had not seen her husband for two and a half years, to let him stay. In her brief reply, “They need you,” is packed a whole volume about sacrifice and love.
Pastor Gerecke’s story has already been told (see links below), but it deserves to be retold, again and again, to every generation, for two important reasons. The first has to do with the men to whom he ministered, the ones who repented and believed in Christ. The scandal of Christianity is not that these men went to heaven; it is that God loved them so much that he was willing to die to get them there. Had it been a human decision, many would have thrown these men, guilty of such atrocities, into the flames of hell.
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Gerecke did not mince words, surrender his convictions, or water down the truth for them. On the evening before he was to be hanged, one of the men, Hermann Goering, asked to receive communion, just in case he was wrong and there was some truth to the Christian claims. But Gerecke refused to give communion to one who so obstinately refused repentance and treated the Lord’s Supper as if it were an edible, just-in-case, insurance policy.
Sexual Purity: 16 Things You Need to Know – read the link for descriptions.
1. Sex is good. God created it, God called it “good,” and it existed before there was any sin in the world.
2. Like all good gifts from God, sex can be misused and perverted.
3. The boundaries of sex are the boundaries of marriage.
4. Your sexual purity is essential to your walk with God.
5. You are vulnerable to sexual immorality.
6. You are targeted for sexual immorality.
7. Your body belongs to God, not you.
8. Sexual purity begins in the mind, not the body.
9. Since God doesn’t want you to have premarital sex, neither does He want you to do that which prepares your body for premarital sex.
10. Once you let your body cross the line, it will neither know nor care about your Christian convictions.
11. If you have sexual intimacy with someone outside marriage, you are stealing from God and the other person.
12. God has your best interests in mind when He tells you not to have premarital sex.
13. God would not tell you to abstain from impurity if it was impossible to obey him.
14. Satan will lie to you about sex, but Jesus tells you the truth.
15. You must learn to think long term, not short term.
16. If you’ve violated some of these guidelines, confess, repent and implement a plan to prevent future violations.
The historical case for the empty tomb of Jesus – Timeless truths.
Fact#3: The gospels record that the primary witnesses to the empty tomb were women
All four gospels (including John, who was almost certainly writing independently of the synoptic gospels) make women the first witnesses of the empty tomb, and Matthew and John make women the first witnesses of the risen Jesus. Male witnesses appear only later and in two of the Gospels. This is incompatible with a dishonest intention to write an untrue but convincing account, because of the lowly status of woman as witnesses in the ancient world.
Jesus Calling By Sarah Young: W.U.I. (Writing Under the Influence) – Short version: She claims to get direct revelation from God. I’ll stick with the Canon of Scripture, thanks. Read it all if you know those who follow her.
Moonbats Push for Homosexual Blood Donation – Even people like lesbian Tammy Bruce can see the extreme narcissism of gays pushing for blood donations. They have a 40x higher rate of HIV and syphilis. But it isn’t about others, it is about them.
Dallas Limits Public Lewdness by Homosexuals – Good for them! It is hard to believe how cowardly other cities are in not enforcing those laws. And equally hard to believe how anyone could take a child to those parades.
James Gifford, Saintly 70-Year-Old Victim of “Random” Black on White Violence – Will the mainstream media ever cover this? Will they and the false teachers and the race industry repent of their Trayvonpalooza race-baiting that has caused so many others to be harmed?
In Aftermath of Muslim Bloodbath in Kenya, No Apparent Change in Level of Dhimmitude –– Did your media of choice tell you about this? Side note: I’m pretty sure this is the mall we would go to for groceries and shopping when on mission trips to Kenya.
Not even the mainstream media could keep people from having learned about the latest Islamic outreach initiative in Mullah Obama’s ancestral homeland Kenya:
Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre … with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.
Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.
Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.
AFL-CIO Bosses Officially Commit To Legalizing, Unionizing Immigrants To ‘Change The Political Environment’ – They don’t care about the illegal immigrants or even their own members, they just want a permanent Democratic voting block.
A strategy for Christians who object to same-sex “weddings”… — Brilliant. Wise as serpents, innocent as doves.
Of course, I will provide my stuff for your wedding. I serve, and am required to serve, everyone, whether or not I approve of what he is doing. However, you do understand that if I am at your so-called ‘wedding,’ I will consider it my duty to call attention to God’s view of what you are doing. I will consider it my obligation to warn the guests of the danger they are running and of the harm all of you are doing to your own lives as God observes them. So, I will be distributing literature that explains all this.
And I thank you for the opportunity to reach people who otherwise might never hear this message that I believe they desperately need to hear.