Definitions: Christian Nations in World War II and III?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 19:10 PM
February 13, 2012

 As the world skirts to avoid the next World War, it is fitting to examine the moral underpinnings of the last World War.  What happened to the values of “Christian” nations that initiated wars ending in the deaths of 50 million people?

 The truth is that the majority of the nations among the Axis Powers were deeply-evangelized, church-filled “Christian” regions.  Like Germany itself, these nations had either majority Catholic or Protestant beliefs. 
 
 Of the six countries listed in Wikipedia as co-equal “participating nations” in Hitler’s Axis of Power, five identify themselves as Christian nations.  These five are:  Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.  Of the next three in order, called “Co-belligerents,” one, Finland, considers itself to be Christian.

 In next category, identified as “minor participants, two of three––San Marino and Yugoslavia––identify as Christian nations.  Next, this encyclopedia lists Japanese puppet states, none of which at that time carried Christian labels.  Of the next three groups, which include 10 countries, puppet states of Italy or Germany, all are historically Christian countries.

 Finally, those listed as “Controversial Cases,” include six “nations” all self-identified as Christian, including:  Argentina, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the Soviet Union, the last of which includes several nations, especially Russia, which claim to have rich Christian heritages.

 So again the question is:  Why would so many nations that claim Christianity as their national religion be so willing to start or join war attacks that require them to kill other human beings?

 The first thing that any of a dozen books on antichrist will explain is Satan’s constant quest to prevent the strength of true Christianity by imitating it.  He and his hosts block, twist and imitate Christianity to convince people, nations and churches that they are Christian, when in truth, they are not.

 After the resurrection of The LORD Jesus Christ, the Book of Acts illustrates Satan continuously failing when he tried to block the growth of true Christianity.  Every time he arranged for the persecution of Christians, more people had true Christian experience and the true church of Jesus Christ grew.

 So the devil devised a plan wherein rather than outright resisting true Christianity, he would imitate it, with a two-pronged result: 1)  Institutions carrying Christian labels while doing very unChristian things; and 2) Letting non-Christians misjudge true Christianity as cruel, war-mongering and murderous.
 
 Thus, what passes for Christianity today is too often not Christian at all:  “For there are certain men crept in unawares, . . . ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ (Jude 1: 4).  The love of God is the only way to test true Christianity.

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