Are You Absolving the Germans of all Guilt? Your Propaganda Article Exposes only the Allies Deception. What is Your Agenda? Are You a Nazi?
ARE YOU ABSOLVING THE GERMANS OF ALL GUILT?
YOUR PROPAGANDA ARTICLE EXPOSES ONLY THE ALLIES DECEPTION.
WHAT IS YOUR AGENDA?
ARE YOU A NAZI?
Thank you for your letter.
I think you have seriously misunderstood my position. I belong to no political party and have no political agenda beyond the fulfilment of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If making disciples of all nations and teaching obedience to al things the Lord has commanded has political implications, that is the extent of my agenda.
I'm surprised that you perceive my lecture on 'Propaganda' as failing to condemn Nazi Germany. There were several slides which exposed the duplicity and malice of Hitler, Goering and Goebbels.
However, as the Propaganda article overwhelmingly focused on its origin during the First World War, very little time and space was given to WWII. It is after all just one lecture focused on how propaganda changes people and perceptions.
I am on record, in numerous books such as 'South Africa – Renaissance or Reformation' and in hundreds of public meetings and lectures in condemning all aspect of socialism, including specifically, national socialism. As you will see from articles on our website on 'The Black Book of Communism', and 'Switzerland’s Secret Strategy for Survival', I have always been highly critical of Nazism.
I'm surprised that you perceived my position as soft on Nazism. We have received many very positive responses to the Propaganda article from key and prominent Reformed leaders throughout the world. I have received numerous radio interviews, ministry opportunities and requests for permission to re-print the Propaganda article. Including from Jewish friends of ours and from contacts in Israel.
The fact that I don’t give as much space and time to fighting Nazism, as I do to Communism, Secular Humanism and Radical Islam is entirely due to the fact that Nazism was decisively defeated. In 1945, long before I was born, Nazism has not been a serious threat during my lifetime. However, International Socialism/Communism, Secular Humanism and Radical Islam are very clear and present dangers and therefore take up most of our attention.
I have never absolved Germany of all guilt in either of the World Wars. I'm not sure where you get that impression from?
When Jonathan Edwards preached Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he never even mentioned Heaven in that sermon. Similarly, when Jonathan Edwards preached on Heaven, he generally did not even mention hell.
You cannot condemn an entire lifetime of ministry on the basis of what is not dealt with in one particular lecture.
You can search throughout all my published works: the over 40 books: including 'The Greatest Century of Missions', 'The Greatest Century of Reformation','Faith Under Fire in Sudan', 'Victorious Christians', etc. and through the many hundreds of sermons and articles on the web, or in audio form, and all you will find is consistent with Reformed Christianity.
You will not find anything published, or proclaimed, by myself supporting any version of totalitarianism, Socialism or Secular Humanism, I have no time for Nazism. My father fought it during the Second World War. One of my Uncles was executed for being part of the bomb plot to assassinate Hitler, 20 July 1944.
Not too many people can have made as many public stands against every manifestation of socialism, as I have.
It would not be just or fair to cast aspersions on the academic integrity and Theological sincerity of a missionary and historian who is only trying to be faithful to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Yours for Faith and freedom
Dr. Peter Hammond