Hal Lindsey wrote a book back in the 1970s – “Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth”. As the title states, Lindsey believes Satan is real — he is alive — and he is accomplishing much evil in the world. I also subscribe to this view.
Is there a better explanation for the evil that captured Europe and much of the world in those terrible years of the twentieth century? A better explanation for the Holocaust that brutally attempted to exterminate an entire kind of human being, to the tune of some 6,000,000 executed in the Nazi death camps?
Though viewing all this through very human eyes, it is not much of a stretch to attach a spiritual scenario as well. Satan surveys a scene of human failing, humiliation, suffering and tragedy as occurred in Germany following World War I. He also singles out individuals to exploit the situation — in this case Adolf Hitler and his all too willing followers.
And what was the scope of such evil?
It is written in the many remembrances we saw in Paris and in Normandie. Remembrances such as the plaque in the Jewish section of Paris with the names and ages of just a fraction of the infants and children that were deported to the death camps of Hitler’s Nazi regime and ideology.
It is written in the remembrances of the 200,000+ French citizens deported to those death camps, many thousands of children.
It is written in the small ‘ghost’ town of Oradour-sur-Glane where Nazi soldiers murdered 642 civilians including 205 children. The men were separated out and sent to barns where they were executed. The women and children were locked in a church which was then burned down. This ‘ghost’ town has been left as it was after the atrocities committed there in 1944 — a remembrance of a great evil.
It is written in the many pictures and stories of the death camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald and elsewhere throughout much of captive Europe.
The map below shows the ‘deportees’ taken from all parts of France — many infants and children included.
Insanity — mass hypnosis — drugs — brain washing — propaganda — racism — cult following — religion?
None of these rise to a level of a reasonable explanation.
Satanic evil does.
Communism – the Forgotten Evil
And while all this was happening in western Europe, death on a much larger scale was happening as deliberate governmental policy under the umbrella of communism. Hear what Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a survivor has to say …
“Godlessness: the First Step to the Gulag”
More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.
Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.
What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.
And who do you think steps in to fill this gap?
Click https://ayearningforpublius.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/solzhenitsyn-godlessness-the-first-step-to-the-gulag/ to read the full Solzhenitsyn text.