The Forward to Erwin Lutzer's book, When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany, is written by Eric Metaxas, who also wrote a popular biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Metaxas attributes the popularity of his biography on Bonhoeffer to the eerie similarity seen by present-day Americans between what occurred in Nazi Germany prior to World War II and what is occurring in our own country today. Yet, Metaxas warns us against pushing these parallels too far, insisting that the differences between Germany then and America today could not be more dramatic.
Likewise, Erwin Lutzer, despite penning his book to point out that what happened to Germany is what is now happening to us, also cautions us against overdrawn parallels between Nazi Germany and today's America. After all, Lutzer argues, America would never murder millions of “undesirables” as the Nazis did during the Holocaust. Apparently, Dr. Lutzer has somehow overlooked the fact that our country has already taken the lives of more than 60 million undesired children since the Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v Wade decision in 1973.
While Metaxas and Lutzer tiptoe around the horrifying truth of what is currently occurring in our God-forsaking country, neither can bring themselves to tackle it; that is, to boldly proclaim that we are becoming a beastly antichrist nation. While I can't condone their soft-soaping of what is presently occurring in our land, I can certainly understand it, due to the high cost I've paid and the horrible consequences I've suffered for daring to expose our nation as the spiritually reprobate and Biblically predicted end-time leader of this fallen world's final and consummate assault on Christ and all things Christian.
Just as I find it impossible to understand how America's present-day, spiritually shallow, and carnal evangelicals can believe that God will spare them from suffering end-time tribulation and persecution by secretly snatching them from earth to the safety of Heaven before any end-time trouble starts, I find it equally impossible to understand how America's evangelicals can believe that a God-forsaking and antichrist America cannot ultimately become every bit as beastly as was Nazi Germany. After all, Erwin Lutzer writes in his own book that when a nation forsakes God, "man becomes an untamed beast."
Do you really believe that America's godless liberals, progressives, and socialists, all of whom have become unhinged over the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, so much so that many of them are now openly advocating violence and anarchy, will be any less willing than were the Nazis to brutally suppress the masses into submission to their brave new world? While Metaxas and Lutzer, as well as the vast majority of America's present-day evangelicals, insist upon giving our Christ-rejecting country the benefit of the doubt when it comes to its prospective perpetration of Nazi-like atrocities in the dark days ahead, such pie in the sky patriotism doesn't have a Scriptural leg to stand on. According to the Bible, the last days of planet earth will be characterized by iniquity abounding, wicked men waxing worse and worse, and an end-time superpower that will be so beastly that all former godless governments, including Nazi Germany's, will pale in comparison to it (Matthew 24:12; 2 Timothy 3:13; Revelation 13:1-10).