Monday, September 24, 2012
Helpful Books for Understanding Our Times
Two books I am reading...one for the first time, another is a re-read: When A Nation Forgets God by Erwin Lutzer (2010) and World Chaos: Its Root and Remedy by G.H. Lang (1949). Both are insightful and provide food for thought of parallels between what occurred in Germany prior to and during WWII and what is happening in our world today.
Lang's book, among many other valuable things, provides an in-depth look at the belief system of Hitler and his advisers that relied heavily on Fate (i.e. Karma, Kismet, etc.) and, thus, allowed them to, in delusion, rid themselves of any accountability to the God of the Bible. Any belief system that accomplishes that, including evolution, is exactly what the natural man craves and what the enemy of man's soul will provide. When one succumbs to such, they find themselves open to a wide range of ultimately destructive ideas. For Hitler, the state became his god. For some of Hitler's closest advisers, when Hitler died, they saw no value in living and thus took their own life.
Lang's book is available through Schoettle Publishing. Lutzer's book is available from a variety of sources.