Monday, November 19, 2007

The Forgotten People... Never Again, Never Again!

BREAK THE SILENCE! For those of us who love the Jewish people and Israel, we cannot be part of the silent majority! The forgotten people, six million people, are calling out... calling out... history must NEVER repeat itself!

The Forgotten People, by Ted Pearce


At the end of this video is the prayer of a German pastor, Jobst Bittner, from Tubingen, Germany. Over 70 percent of his congregants are the children or grandchildren of Nazis. Years ago, his congregation heard the LORD calling them to "repent." At first they didn't understand the call to repent, but then the LORD showed them that they needed to repent for the sins of their fathers. Since then, this congregation literally repented for the sins of their fathers and have adamantly prayed for the "life" of the Jewish people and for Israel. Since their repentance and prayers for the Jewish people, they have seen the resignation of their former Chancellor, reasons unknown, and the ushering in of a new one, Angela Merkel, who happens to be a Christian who respects the Jewish people and supports Israel.

On top of many positive overtures Chancellor Merkel has made to the Jewish people, on November 7, 2007, Chancellor Merkel said she felt a moral duty to protect Israel and would stand firm in the face of Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its threats to wipe the Jewish state off the map. (The European Jewish Press, http://www.ejpress.org/article/21513)

Here are the words of Pastor Bittner's prayer:

"The Bible says, 'For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God. Punishing the childern for the sins of their fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.'

LORD, I hear the cry of six million of your people - men, women, children - murdered, annihlated in the Holocaust and burnt. We confess these atrocities as sin and humble ourselves before you in shame. You have heard our pleas and our repentance has come before your ears.

LORD, I see black smoke. It rises up and spreads out like a veil of darkness over the nations, again. The dark veil is the sin of our silence. Just as we Germans have remained silent, so peoples and the nations are silent once again. Again, your people, Israel, are hated, dispised, and rejected, and yet, we remain silent, even in the church. We are silent concerning the sins of our fathers. We remain silent, and behold, the black smoke is covering us again.

From the land of unmerited grace, we are calling out, 'Nations arise! For Zion's sake, open your mouth! Never again slander, hatered, or death! Israel, we will never forsake you, again! You are our inheritance, our love, the blessings for all the nations!' Listen, receive the word... it will pervade your spirit! No more silence! Never again, never again, never again!"

Below is an article that sums up the world situation far better than I can...

The Peaceful Majority
by William Haynes

I used to know a man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.

"Very few people were true Nazis "he said," but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."

We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.

Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the "peaceful majority" is the "silent majority" and it is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia comprised Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"? History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

-Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
-Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
-Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, I wish to add: I sincerely think that anyone who rejects this as just another political rant, or doubts the seriousness of this issue or just deletes it without paying heed to it, or sending it on, is part of the problem. Lets quit laughing at and forwarding the jokes and cartoons which denigrate and ridicule our leaders in this war against terror. They are trying to protect the interests and well being of the world and it's citizens. Best we support them.

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6 comments:

Bar Kochba said...

Amazing post! If the Germans and Europeans wanted truly to repent, it would be not by building more Holocaust monuments but by suupporting Israel and opposing the Arab's Final Solution to the Zionist Problem (G-d forbid).
Just as actual Nazis were a minority, fanatical Muslims are a minority but no less dangerous as the majority are silent or apathetic.
A little on the side, I read an article that said that over 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and now live in Israel. I heard that one of Hitler's nephews or cousins is now a Jew! Actually, the Talmud tells us that that the sons of Sisera and Haman became Jews and taught Torah so this makes sense.
PS I answered your comment. Let's keep this debate up since it is very interesting and essential.

Christian said...

Hi Deb,

Very very interesting read from the German Pastor. I just arrived home from a business trip to Germany (Bad Homburg area) and found on my trip that the scars of yesterday are still there and are not in fact scars at all - but are wounds that open up and bleed once in a while.

The young Germans today have a problem dealing with Holocaust and it comes out in conversation if your with a young German for any amount of time.

Great post. God bless you !! Have a great Thanksgiving.

Christian.

Deborah said...

BK,

Wow! It's amazing about Nazis and Hitler's nephew converting to Judaism.

Yes, I will keep up the debate... if you don't mind. I enjoy good-natured debate! As they say, "Two Jews in a room and three opinions." Although I'm not Jewish by practice, you surely wouldn't be surprised to know that Jewish blood runs through my veins? Obviously, I wasn't raised in Judaism, but some things are simply inherited. :)

G-d bless you! I'll get back to our debate on your blog tomorrow... must go to work.

-Deborah

Deborah said...

Hey Christian...

Just read "Part One" regarding your recent travels. Can't wait to hear the rest! I hope you expound on what the young Germans shared with you about the Holocaust, too.

God bless you! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

-Deborah

Your Jewish Master said...

Great post from what I've read so far, I will have to come back later on!

Deborah said...

Jewish Master (JM),

Yeah, I know... long-winded posts I do write. Oh, well, for me, its not so much who reads, but that I get to write... 'write' it all out of my system, whether the content is good, bad, or indifferent. My son teases me all the time, "Yeah, mom, sure wish I had your life!" as he watches me type away, read other blogs, and type away some more. But my response is, "Son, these are the people that authors are made of and they're info geeks as well." He just smiles back at me... and I can tell he's thinking, "Yeah.... rrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiggghhhttt."

But do come back, ya' hear?! I visited your blog... good info, and in short-form, too. :}

G-d bless!