Strange Mind Set from the Inquisition to the Holocaust
One has to wonder what the psychological decadence was going on in the minds of those who believe in the “causes” of the monsters that preached such hate. As you have seen this is not a new phenomena. People from humanistic ways of thought to the religious mindset have murdered their fellow human brothers and sisters, when they buy into the idea that we are to follow a man, be him a Pope or a Hitler type.
As Christians we are NOT called to follow a church or leader of any church mindlessly. What History teaches us is that unless we are willing to study the Word of God for our self we will follow the deviant leading of those drunk with power. This phenomena stupefied all of us. Normal loving people are taken back at the lack of human compassion that filled the hearts of those who followed the commands to murder in the Name of hate, or in the Name of God.
The Biblically Educated
For the biblically educated, we are told that there is NO good thing in the heart of man, and that we are totally decadent, and that there is nothing in us that is redeemable. YET, God in his great Love chose to redeem us and then make us a totally new creation in Christ Jesus. This is not the work of religion, nor the work of religious ideas. The worlds filled with people whose mind and heart are filled with religious ideology. Outwardly they have a form of godliness, but because they lack the real spark of life that only comes from the Power of the Holy Spirit, they remain inwardly totally and completely decadent.
So let me ask you to search your heart, are you willing to become subhuman if asked by your Government, or religious leader to harm the innocent. Please don’t miss understand me, I do believe in just wars as the scriptures teach in “Rom 13:2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
There is a Good standard to follow. We are not called to relativism, but we must know the Word of God, to know the Will of God. And only the truly filled with the real Holy Spirit are able to come to the knowledge of the truth, when we do what He called us to do. “2Ti 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”