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Personal Word Of Introduction, Christian Relations To Worldly Affairs, The "Six Million" Question, Pavlov Dogs, Conditioned Responses, The Power Of Guilt, Forty Years In The Wilderness, Everyone Twenty Years And Older Died In The Wilderness, God's Constant Dealings With The Rebellious Israelites, Babylonian Captivity, General Titus And The Destruction Of Jerusalem, Jesus' Prophesied Destruction Of Herod's Temple, Muslims And Crusaders, Israel And Global Jewish Population, Atrocities At The Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Innocence Of The Human Race
Before I begin this discussion, I would like to make a very important point regarding my personal feelings concerning the Holocaust. Like many of you, while I am in fact what is commonly referred to as a "Baby Boomer", I had not yet been born at the time the Holocaust occurred. Nevertheless, I have taken the time as an adult to look at some of the pictures which are available online regarding that tragic event. Quite frankly, in looking at them, and then thinking back to those events which occurred so many years ago, I find myself very disturbed, sickened, sad and disgusted. The pictures are to say the least, heart-wrenching. I can't imagine how any one person -- meaning Hitler -- or any group of persons -- the Nazis as a whole -- could stoop so low, as to commit such despicable atrocities. They are indefensible and inexcusable. What happened at Auschwitz, Auschwitz II–Birkenau, Auschwitz III–Monowitz, and the dozens of other satellite camps is unnerving, and an open wound on humanity.
Now, the reason why I am sharing these thoughts with you at the very beginning of this series, is because I am going to say a few things in this series, which may be difficult for some of my readers to accept. So, I just wanted you to know beforehand, my overall feelings regarding the unimaginable suffering which occurred during the Holocaust.
Recently, while discussing the authenticity -- or the lack thereof -- of the "Protocols of the Wise Elders of Zion", one of my readers brought up the subject of the Holocaust in WWII Germany in order to point out some of the evil fruit which had resulted from the belief in said documents. Like many people who have blindly accepted the words of certain historians and the propaganda of the Zionist-controlled mass media, this person referred to the "six million innocents" who had died at the hand of Adolf Hitler during World War II. As I have made very clear in a number of my politically oriented articles, due to my personal understanding of God's Word, I do not believe that it is the responsibility of the modern Christian to become entangled in worldly affairs. There are many verses to support this view. Please consider the following examples:
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Matthew 6:24, KJV
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Luke 16:13, KJV
"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
John 15:19, KJV
"I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil."
John 17:14-15, KJV
"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence."
John 18:36, KJV
"And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away."
1 Corinthians 7:31, KJV
"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18, KJV
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,"
2 Corinthians 6:17, KJV
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Philippians 2:15, KJV
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
Colossians 3:1-2, KJV
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:"
1 Timothy 6:6-14, KJV
"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."
2 Timothy 2:4, KJV
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."
Hebrews 11:13-16, KJV
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."
James 4:4, KJV
"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless."
2 Peter 3:14, KJV
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."
1 John 2:15-16, KJV
However, while I do not actively participate in politics, I do have my views; and I will discuss an issue -- such as the Holocaust -- when it is in some way related to our Christian faith and heritage. While this may shock and possibly even offend some of my readers, for the record, I'm not personally convinced that six million Jewish people were slaughtered in cold blood during the second World War. Before you arrive at erroneous conclusions, allow me to continue by clarifying that I am not suggesting that no Jews were killed during that sad time. Such an absurd statement would not stand up by any means to historical scrutiny or to the currently available evidence. However, what I am suggesting is that the number of victims has been greatly exaggerated by the Jews, and/or by their puppets, in order to use this piece of information to their own advantage.
Allow me to explain. It is my belief that the number "six million" has been carefully and intentionally etched into our minds as a sort of buzz word which, when read, heard or spoken, will create a desired response within us. It is very similar to the experiments which were carried out by noted Russian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. It is from his work that we derive the term "Pavlov dog". An example of the "Pavlov dog" response is teaching a rat that it will be rewarded with a piece of cheese if it finds the correct path through the maze. By being repeatedly subjected to a certain set of stimuli, such as an electrical shock, or the sound of a bell, or a flashing light, the correct path is eventually burned into the mind of the animal.
As I point out in the series entitled "The International Jew and the Protocols of Zion", this is precisely how we non-Jews -- that is, Gentiles -- are viewed by the Jewish controllers of this present world. We are non-human. We are cattle. We are animals meant to be trained for the use of our "Jewish masters". If you find my statement in any way offensive, or hard to believe, then I urge you to conduct some personal research in order to discover the truth regarding this rather disgusting matter. To begin your study, you will find some very thought-provoking information in the "Non-BBB Articles" section of the Bill's Bible Basics website.
In the case of the Holocaust, it is my opinion that the term "six million" is intentionally used as a powerful stimuli to create a desired response within us, which is usually a combination of horror, guilt and sympathy. Horror for what Adolf Hitler did during World War II. Guilt for allowing it to happen -- that is, if you were a live adult at the time -- or guilt simply because we are a part of the white race. Sympathy for the Jewish victims and survivors of Hitler's treacherous acts. In short, the term "six million" is used to shape world opinion in favor of the Jew in order to bring about a certain result which will be advantageous to the Zionist cause.
I believe that this is the very same purpose of such things as the various Holocaust museums which are located around the world. While the world at large would just rather forget the entire incident and place it in the past -- just like the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Viet Nam war, etc. -- the Jews obviously want to make sure that this never happens. They want to use Adolf Hitler's atrocities for as long as they possibly can, in order to reap maximum benefits from the rest of humanity and the world community. Not only that, but they are a very unforgiving people.
As I mention in a number of other articles, in a sense, the Catholic Church and certain other religions do the very same thing. Through instilling a strong sense of guilt in their members through such things as crucifixes, pictures of the crucifixion, repetitive prayers of repentance, and the gloom which accompanies some of their other rituals, these people are made to feel a certain dependence upon their particular church or organization. In the case of Roman Catholics, they are erroneously led to believe that Salvation is only to be found in the so-called "holy mother church". Thus, the cycle remains unbroken, and the Catholic faithful, regardless of their own impoverished state, continue to attend their church, and fill the coffers of their spiritual overlords.
In thinking about this idea of "six million" Jews being slaughtered by Hitler and his cronies, I was reminded of a few verses from the Old Testament. As we know from Biblical history, once ancient Israel had grown into a great nation in the lush lowland of Goshen in northern Egypt, the Lord put on the pressure in order to drive them out, so that they would obey Him and migrate northeastward to the land He had promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Two years after their miraculous deliverance, when Moses performed a census of the people, excluding the Levites, the women, the young children and the old men, we are told that there were over six hundred and three thousand fighting men of twenty years of age or older. Consider the following verses:
"So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel; Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them."
Numbers 1:45-47, KJV
I think it is a fair estimate to suggest then, that after several hundred years of bondage, when the Children of Israel finally left Egypt, they were at the very least a good one million strong, and possibly more, if we include all of the women, children and old people. To continue, as I point out in "The Fruits of Disobedience", because of their sins of rebellion and unbelief, the Lord caused the children of Israel to wander in the wilderness of the deserts of Sinai for forty years until the complaining older generation had died off. This number was based on the number of days that the Tribal Elders had spied out the land of Canaan. According to the Lord's command, the only two people of that older generation who survived the ordeal of the desert, were Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jehunneh, as we can determine by the following verses:
"And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness. And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD. But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still."
Numbers 14:26-38, KJV
As the previous Scriptures reveal, all of the six hundred thousand men of war died of old age, or else they died of other causes, without having ever reached the Promised Land of Canaan. Everyone twenty years of age and older perished in the wilderness. So it seems that God may have set that age as the age of accountability in the Old Testament. It is for this reason that the Lord instructed Joshua to perform a second circumcision, as we see by the following verses:
"And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt. Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised. For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey."
Joshua 5:4-6, KJV
So basically, what we see here, is that during that forty year period of wandering in the wilderness, due to their disobedience and unbelief, the Lord slew about the same number of men who had initially come out of Egypt; that is, around six hundred thousand people. If you take the time to read articles such as "The Fruits of Disobedience", "The Children of God and Politics" and "The Seven Heads", you will discover that every time the Children of Israel went astray, the Lord severely dealt with them by permitting their foreign enemies to come in and chastise them. In some instances -- such as with the Babylonian invasions -- this chastisement included many years of slavery. Following the Seventy Years of Captivity, we are told in the Book of Ezra that some fifty thousand people returned to rebuild the city of Jerusalem, as we can determine by these verses:
"Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city . . . The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore, Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women."
Ezra 2:1, 64-65, KJV
Moving up several hundred years in history to the First Century, we discover that in 70 A.D., General Titus -- who was the son of Emperor Vespasian, and a future Emperor of the Roman Empire himself -- invaded Jerusalem with his Roman legions, along with the assistance of his local allies, such as King Herod Agrippa II. This development, of course, was in direct fulfillment of Jesus' own words, which we find in Matthew chapter twenty-four -- and elsewhere -- as we see by the following group of verses:
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
Matthew 23:37-24:2, KJV
"And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
Mark 13:1-2, KJV
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."
Luke 13:34-35, KJV
"And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down . . . And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh."
Luke 21:5-6, 20, KJV
"Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, THE HOUR COMETH, WHEN YE SHALL NEITHER IN THIS MOUNTAIN, NOR YET AT JERUSALEM, WORSHIP THE FATHER. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
John 4:20-24, KJV
As I explain in some of the aforementioned articles, as well as in "Abomination of Desolation: Explained!", this Roman invasion was clearly yet another chastisement from the Lord, due to the sins of rebellion and unbelief of the Jewish people; and specifically because the self-righteous Jews had murdered the very Son of God. In fact, in this case, they asked to be judged for their own sins when they foolishly and hatefully cried out during Jesus' trial before the judgment seat of Pontius Pilate:
". . . His blood be on us, and on our children."
Matthew 27:25, KJV
As a result of this vicious attack by the ruthless Imperial Roman forces, in accordance with Jesus' own prophecy, the Second Temple -- or Herod's Temple, as it is also known -- was totally destroyed, and the population of Jerusalem was slaughtered. Different sources I have read state that during an approximate three and a half year period -- or half of the First Jewish-Roman War -- somewhere between six hundred thousand and one million Jews may have been killed by Rome's armies, or else they succumbed to such things as starvation, disease, treachery and other causes. I suppose we will never know the true number as it is lost to history. For the sake of argument, let us assume that it was one million.
Keeping in mind the previous figures, let us move up now to our current day. As I explain in "The Seven Heads" series, as late as the early nineteenth century, the population of Jerusalem was under ten thousand inhabitants. This was due primarily to the various invasions and occupations by the Muslims and the so-called "Christian" Crusaders, which had reduced the Jewish population to only a few souls. If we consider the reasons for all of the previous invasions, as they are found in the Bible, then I think that it is only fair to conclude once again that these too must have been due to the Lord's hand of chastisement against a rebellious and unbelieving people who repeatedly rejected their very own Messiah.
According to online sources, by the middle of the nineteenth century, the Jewish population of Jerusalem had risen to some five thousand souls. As I update this series today at the beginning of 2017, the total population of the state of Israel is estimated at 8,600,000 inhabitants. According to those same sources, the global population of full-blooded Jews is estimated at around fourteen to fifteen million.
Now, let me ask you a very simple, honest question for your consideration. Based on all of the previous examples of God's chastisements against the Jews, and the numbers involved, doesn't it seem rather odd to you that in a matter of a few years, Adolf Hitler was successfully able to massacre six million of these people? In other words, we are being asked to not only believe that he killed what amounts to what was the entire population of Israel just a few years ago, but we are also being asked to believe that the world was not privy to it, or else that it simply turned a blind eye to this hideous act and allowed Hitler to get away with it for a time. In fact, the Wikipedia website states the following regarding what was going on at the Auschwitz concentration camp:
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"The Allied Powers refused to believe early reports of the atrocities at the camp, and their failure to bomb the camp or its railways remains controversial."
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So again, doesn't the number six million seem to defy logic? Doesn't it seem to be exaggerated for the very same purposes I described earlier? I will leave it up to you the reader to come to your own conclusions. However, before you decide to cling to that erroneous belief, be advised that I have yet to reveal my strongest reason for doubting the six million figure, and it is a Bible-based reason.
The next point I wish to address is the fact that this particular reader referred to the slaughtered Jews as "innocents". I have several reasons for having a difficult time accepting his perspective. First among them, of course, is the fact that we are all sinners before the eyes of God, as can easily be proven by verses such as the following:
". . . The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."
Psalms 14:1, KJV
"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."
Psalms 51:5, KJV
"For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."
Ecclesiastes 7:20, KJV
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one . . . For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Romans 3:10, 23, KJV
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us . . . Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
Romans 5:8, 12, KJV
"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:11, KJV
"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness."
Romans 8:10, KJV
"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"
Ephesians 2:5, KJV
"Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come . . . I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
John 8:21, 24, KJV
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
1 John 1:8-10, KJV
As can be clearly seen by the previous set of verses, we are all, without exception, born in sin. We all start out on equal footing before God. He alone is the one Who determines innocence and guilt, and not we mere humans.
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