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Christians Hide Jews, Kill Muslims?

Bonhoeffer Steve Macias Israel Gaza

There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated — in short, from the perspective of those who suffer. Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior. Christians are called to compassion and to action.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Hitler’s Ghettos and Concentration Camps

During the Second World War, German Nazis isolated Jews from the non-Jews, creating thousands of enclosed communities, subjecting Jews to the brutality of the SS and miserable prison-like conditions. These ghettos were a temporary provision until the Nazis decided how to be rid of the “terrorists” within their borders. Once dispersed throughout Germany, Jews were now forced out of their homes into designated areas, and Jews escaping sealed ghettos were shot. Germans carefully monitored what and who went in and out.

Ghetto Uprisings

As conditions in the ghettos worsened, more Jews were deported and sent to killing centers, while the imprisoned became increasingly resistant to the Nazis, to the point that in 1942 Jews began acting in armed rebellion. Using pistols and hand grenades, Jews in Warsaw made sporadic raids against Nazi forces. The Nazis quickly sought to quell such rebellions, reducing the ghetto to ruins and sending the remaining inmates to work camps and killing centers.

Media Teaches “Jews as Aggressors”

Following the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, Hitler established his own state media. The “Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment” was headed by Joseph Goebbels, and it taught that Germany had been subverted by the Jews. The Nazi regime story was that Jews were not only subhuman, but also dangerous enemies of the German Reich. Germany was presented as the defender of “Western” culture against the “Judeo-Bolshevik threat, and painted an apocalyptic picture of what would happen if the Soviets won the war. They consistently sought to connect “Jewry” to Soviet communism.

Hitler Abusing Religion

The fact that many Christians then in Germany were nominal cultural Christians who were indoctrinated into the Nazi worldview helps to “explain how the SS troops could perform monstrous acts of cruelty and yet return home for Christmas and attend church and still think of themselves as good Christians. They were not murderers, they were men who were building a race of supermen and helping the inferior people get on with their evolutionary journey” (Lutzer, 1995, p. 95).

Hitler and the Nazis abused the influence of Christianity, using Christian terms to attempt to justify their actions. They published mottos like, “ He who serves our Führer, Adolf Hitler, serves Germany, and he who serves Germany, serves God” (Germany 1918-1945 – by J. A. Cloake), allowing Hitler to attach his ideals to a very non-Christian agenda. Hitler’s SS brainwashed and intimidated pastors to support his goals, to realign their theological standards to fit the anti-Jew propaganda.

Christians Rescuing Jews

Those who escaped killing centers or ghettos hid in annexes, attics, cabinets, or any place where they could be concealed from the German Gestapo. Christians hid Jews as both an act of resistance to the Germans and as acts of charity towards their fellow man. While Christians risked death by hiding them, Jews were at least outwardly saved by following Christian rituals like attending church and learning the New Testament. This type of ministry led to conversions to Jesus Christ, as well. For instance, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, a Jew who hid from the Nazis, was later baptized and then became a priest. The Christianity that had helped them survive the Nazis became the Christianity that saved some eternally.

As a Christian, Would You Hide Jews from Nazi Germany?

If your answer is yes, please consider how that relates to our current situation in the Middle East.

Gaza: Israel’s Concentration Camp

Just after the Second World War, non-Jews, both Muslim and Christian, were forced out of their homes or fled due to fear of terrorist attacks on their homes. Since 1948, they haven’t been allowed to return to their homes, subjected to an open-air ghetto/prison in the Gaza strip. Eighty percent of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents are Palestinian refugees. For 60 years, Israel has denied the internationally recognized rights of Palestinian refugees because they are not Jews. Israel is an occupying force in Palestine. It exercises complete control of the West Bank and Gaza. They use brute force and bombs whenever the ghetto gets restless.

Gaza Uprisings

Enter Hamas. Much like the Jews who banded together to rebel against Nazi Germany, Hamas is a response to the bondage under Israel. As Israel encroaches deeper into the West Bank and Gaza, continuing to oppress Muslims in their foreign captivity, groups like Hamas become increasingly resistant to Israel. On November 8, 2012, an Israeli military incursion invading Gaza, killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy. The men of the open-air prison rebelled, and the next few days were a back-and-forth retaliation between Israel and Gaza rebels. During this time, the Israeli government called a cabinet meeting, and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz urged the government to “cut off the head of the snake… take out the leadership of Hamas in Gaza.” He also called for cutting off water, food, electricity, and fuel shipments to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. 

Israel quickly sought to quell such rebellions, reducing the ghetto to ruins and sending forces in to bomb the area, killing rebels, civilians, women, and children, without discrimination.


 do not condone the terrorist actions of Hamas against innocent civilians, any more than I do on the part of Israel. Neither side is responding in appropriate ways, and both need the tertium quid (third solution): the Gospel and condemnation of all violence and oppression.

Media Teaches “Muslims as Aggressors”

Following the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, its “right to self defense” has been promoted in all western media. Now “Islam is the threat to Israel,” and the Jewish terrorists who expelled the Muslims from their homes are portrayed as the victim as they continue a genocide against non-combatants and non-Jews. History has been re-written as we are to believe that Israel is the victim of blood-thirsty, “they hate us for our freedom” Muslim extremists. Like Germany, Israel is presented as the defender of “Western” culture against the “Islam-Jihadist” threat, and an apocalyptic picture is painted of what would happen if the Palestinians returned to their homes. Like German propaganda, the religious hate-fueled support for the continued war crimes is the official line, while Israel is given “victimhood” status.

Think about it: How can it be the Christian solution to uncritically support Israel if Democrats, Republicans, and Obama all agree to it?

Jewish State Abusing Religion

American Christians have been duped– they have attached some extra-Biblical spiritual significance to the Jewish state. We are told by false teachers like John Hagee that God blesses those that bless Israel and so we are to support Israel, no matter what. Back in 2010, I wrote, “Promises to Israel, to the seed of Abraham, to the true Jew are to those who are in Christ. Christians are the only people who will receive God’s covenant promises, by faith. The free pass evangelicals have given the modern Israelite is contrary to the clear and plain teachings of the Scripture. They teach that the Jewish people have a title to the land that transcends virtually any other consideration, including unbelief, rebellion, and hatred toward Christ and His church.”

Israel doesn’t care about protecting Western culture, nor do they want anything to do with Christianity. Israel is one of the least Christian nations in the Middle East for a reason: their Talmud teaches that Christ was sent to Hell along with His adulterous mother Mary and His followers, to all to be tortured in boiling excrement. The Jewish faith today is a religious hatred for Christianity. And they are hardly a beacon of western Christian culture – Israel’s Tel Aviv is “an international gay vacation destination,” one of the “Most Gay-Friendly Cities in the World,” and is famous for its annual “Pride Parade” and “Gay Beach.” Over 20,000 children are aborted in Israel each year, with the country’s lax abortion policies, and Israel has almost no active pro-life movement, which is not surprising at it is Christianity that is the foundation for the pro-life cause.

Yet Israel has allowed itself to attach to Christian Zionism, a modern revision of biblical eschatology, and thus has access the American taxpayer’s pocketbook. Dispensational pastors who want to usher in the “end times,” by helping Jews settle in their “homeland,” where they believe they will all be killed in the Battle of Armageddon, support Israel’s existence and realign their theological standards to fit anti-Muslim propaganda.

Christians Rescuing Muslims

As Dr. Ron Paul has said, “US foreign policy being so one-sided actually results in more loss of life and of security on both sides. Surely Israelis do not enjoy the threat of missiles from Gaza nor do the Palestinians enjoy their Israel-imposed inhuman conditions in Gaza. But as long as Israel can count on its destructive policies being underwritten by the US taxpayer it can continue to engage in reckless behavior. And as long as the Palestinians feel the one-sided US presence lined up against them they will continue to resort to more and more deadly and desperate measures.”

Those who have escaped Israel’s bombings or blockades over Gaza hide. But unlike the Jews in the Holocaust, there are no Christian homes to hide in. Christians in America support pagan Israel. The Muslims either fight or die.

How does this help Christianity in that region of the world?

As a Christian, Would You Hide Muslims in the Gaza Strip From Israel Today?

If your answer is yes, please consider that response in relation to the United States’ support for Israel’s war crimes. It’s easy to hide our conscience behind the propaganda like the many Christian Germans who went along with Hitler, only later to wish they could have stopped him. Let’s hide the Muslims, not because they’re special or better than Jews, but because it is our responsibility to “do justice to the afflicted and needy. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3-4).

Instead of sending three billion dollars each year to Israel, how about three billion Bibles? Three million missionaries? Three Thousand Churches? This nation is dying and it is in worse condition than any Muslim country out there as long as they continue to believe they are God’s chosen people apart from Christ.


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5 thoughts on “Christians Hide Jews, Kill Muslims?

  1. Powerful closing words my friend, enough to get you thrown out of 99.9999% or more of churches and Republican party events in the United States– rock on! We should make a doc on this one! Just imagine how much controversy there is in this topic! I’m all in! 😉

  2. The Israeli military goes out of its way to avoid killing noncombatant civilians, which is very hard to do for several reasons, the chief being that the combatants typically base their combat activities out of traditional sanctuaries like mosques, hospitals, and apartment buildings. If the Muslims in Gaza need a place to hide from Israeli missiles, it is because there is hardly any place left that hasn’t been converted to a military purpose.
    So you’re asking entirely the wrong question, which should be, If Hamas wanted to set up a mortar firebase in your back yard, should you let them, their wives, and their children move in with you?

    • Let’s rephrase your comments:

      “The SS goes out of it’s way to avoid killing non-combantant civilians, which is very hard to do for several reasons, the chief being that the combatants typically base their combat activities out of traditional sanctuaries like synagogues, hospitals, and apartment buildings.
      If the Jews in Warsaw need a place to hide from Nazi missiles, it is because there is hardly any place left that hasn’t been converted to a rebellion purpose.”

  3. Quran on Jesus:

    He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live; (He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”!

    Talmud on Jesus:

    Once when the Elders were seated at the Gate, two young men passed by, one of whom had his [head] covered, the other with his head bare. Rabbi Eliezer remarked that the one in his bare head was illegitimate, a mamzer. Rabbi Jehoschua said that he was conceived during menstruation, ben niddah. Rabbi Akibah, however, said that he was both. Whereupon the others asked Rabbi Akibah why he dared to contradict his colleagues. He answered that he could prove what he said. He went therefore to the boy’s mother whom he saw sitting in the market place selling vegetables and said to her: “My daughter, if you will answer truthfully what I am going to ask you, I promise that you will be saved in the next life.” She demanded that he would swear to keep his promise, and Rabbi Akibah did so – but with his lips only, for in his heart he invalidated his oath. Then he said: “Tell me, what kind of son is this of yours”? To which she replied: “The day I was married I was having menstruation, and because of this my husband left me. But an evil spirit came and slept with me and from this intercourse my son was born to me.” Thus it was proved that this young man was not only illegitimate but also conceived during the menstruation of his mother. And when his questioners heard this they declared: “Great indeed was Rabbi Akibah when he corrected his Elders”! And they exclaimed: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who revealed his secret to Rabbi Akibah the son of Joseph”!

    Quran on Mary:

    Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations.

    Talmud on Mary:

    She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.

    Quran on Christians:

    You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah ; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say, “We are Christians.” That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant.

    Talmud on Christians:

    And be it known that Christian people who follow Jesus, although their teachings vary, are all worshippers of idols.

    It is worth noting that while the Quran is heretical about Christ, it never commits outright blasphemy, and while it preaches for conversion of Christians to Islam and warns them of hell fire in some instances and Jihad in others, it also extends a hand of friendship and charity.

    None of this means that Jews are somehow worse than Muslims as persons. Most Jews probably don’t even know or care about these passages. But it does serve to demonstrate the fallacies that

    1) Modern Jews have anything theologically in common with Pre-Captivity Jews,

    2) Judeo-Christian is the term that best describes Western Civilization (another reason this is a fallacy is that the Old Testament religion was not called “Judaism” and those who use the term “Judaism” use it to mean the religion of the Talmud, which bears little but superficial resemblance to that of the Old Testament and falsely assume it applies equally to the Old Testament religion, and that because Jews are properly a race and not a religion, the very name of the so-called religion is inherently racist, which is no surprise given that the Talmudic view on gentiles is often as bad or worse than that for Christ, Mary, and Christians),

    3) there is much love between Judaism and Christianity,

    4) there is no love between Islam and Christianity,

    5) and Judaism has more in common with Christianity than Islam does.

    These are not reasons why we, as a nation, with our monetary or our military might, should necessarily pick the Palestinian side in the current conflict, but they are all reasons why our current support for Israel, both as Americans and as Christians are remarkably misguided, if not outright evil and idolatrous.

    Theology and scripture aside, there are also the instances of Israeli attacks against the United States military (USS Liberty torpedoed in international waters during Six Day War and harassment of US Marines during Lebanese Civil War) and its citizens (flotilla incident), as well as cases of spying on US soil.

    And on the ghettos: It is true that the German’s rounded up Jews and put them into ghettos, but ghettos were originally a Jewish creation. The Jews, not wanting to be defiled by Christian and Gentile culture separated themselves (“in the world, but not of it,” taken to an extreme) and their lack of assimilation was not the result of persecution, as is often assumed (in fact there is a legitimate argument that it is actually the other way around), but of self-imposed isolation. This was more so the case East of the Rhine, but had a small showing in the West as well. We tend to think of ghettos as dank, wet ratholes, but that point of view is only consistent with the idea that Jews were rounded up and forced into ghettos, which was just not the case, at least not at first.

    Also, the Jews had been advocating for a homeland of their own for a long time. Some wanted it to be in Palestine. Others were content to stay in Europe. So after the Holocaust we assume that the western powers gave the Jews a homeland in Palestine out of pity for their plight, but a more accurate rendering would be that they were kicked out of Europe once and for all, accomplishing what Hitler couldn’t do with a war machine and gas chambers, with the international community and land grabs.

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