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Preventing another Holocaust

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ELISA NORMAN

Living Word Jewish-Christian Congregation

Jan. 27 is a day to remember the horrific actions of the Nazis against the Jewish people in World War II, but it is also a day to open our eyes and look around.

We need to examine the repetition of similar crimes throughout history, find the common denominators, and discover ways to prevent these crimes from occurring again in our own generation and against our own families. "Never again" is the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s motto.

Yellow stars designating Jewish lineage did not originate with Nazis in WWII. This idea was borrowed from ancient Islam. Muslims and Nazis share a common denominator.

Islam has been responsible for the violent murders of over 200 million people worldwide since its founding. Islam converts by the sword and the bomb. Isaiah 59:7-8 says of people and ideologies like these, "they are swift to shed innocent blood . . . the way of peace they do not know."

Preventing another Holocaust requires opening our eyes to current events. When we "turn our backs on our God," we open ourselves to believing "lies our hearts have conceived (Is 59:13)."

We would like to believe that Islam is a religion of peace, but if we take a good look at what Islam has done, we do not see peace.

We see violent takeovers of governments, descent into poverty, oppression of women, racism, genocide, and unchecked terrorism. "Justice is driven back and righteousness stands at a distance (Is 59:14)."

Regardless of whether or not we want to be at war, the fact is that we are in a religious war. Jihad has been declared on us.

Since the root cause of the war is spiritual, our basic defense must also be spiritual. We need to pray to God for his salvation/Yeshua (Is 59:16) and remember the covenant God made with us (Is 59:20-21) so that our children might continue to enjoy freedom.


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