The reason that
God could not prevent the horrible tragedy of the Holocaust has
nothing to do with the fact that Jewish leaders instigated the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
As difficult and unimaginable
as it may sound, the reason that God could not prevent the
horrible tragedy of the Holocaust has everything to do with the
fact that Jewish leaders instigated the crucifixion of Jesus
Christ. To grasp the true implications of this statement,
it is necessary to fully contemplate the central role of the
Jews as chosen people in God's Providence based on a new
understanding given by God. Without understanding the
providential purpose for which Israel came into being as God's
chosen nation and its corresponding dispensational
responsibility, it is impossible to understand the underlying
significance and meaning of the Holocaust and why God could not
prevent it. The following explanation serves only as a
brief summary of a what can be studied by reading an entire book
on this subject.
To begin with, it is necessary
to realize that God's primary purpose in raising up the Jewish
people was to prepare a nation which would carry out the
providential responsibility of protecting the life and mission
of God's only begotten son, Christ, the Messiah. Christ's
dispensational mission involves bringing an end to all human
suffering and evil by providing a pathway for all people to be
restored to their original sinless state before having been cast
out of the Garden of Eden and thereby establishing the Kingdom
of Heaven on Earth. God painstakingly made preparations
for 4,000 years to prepare the necessary earthly foundation to
send the long-awaited Messiah.
Because Jesus Christ did not
embody many of the characteristics given by Old Testament
prophecy for the coming Messiah, it made his acceptance by the
people nearly impossible. Foreseeing this problem in
advance, God prepared John the Baptist to fulfill the mission of
Elijah to "make the way straight" for Jesus to be recognized and
accepted by the Jewish nation. John was uniquely qualified
for this task because he embodied so many messianic
characteristics that people imagined that John was the Messiah.
Without John the Baptist fulfilling his responsibility to attend
Jesus with absolute faith there would be no basis to hope that
Jesus could ever fulfill his mission amidst such impossible
circumstances. In fact, one of the most important signs
which the Jewish people of Jesus' day were anticipating in order
to know that the coming of the Messiah was imminent was the
return of Elijah, as prophesied in the Old Testament.
Jesus said that John the Baptist was Elijah.
Unfortunately, as the Bible recounts, John the Baptist
eventually came to doubt
whether Jesus was the Messiah, contributing enormously to the
disbelief on the part of the Jewish leaders later
culminating in Jesus being crucified contrary to the will of
While Christians around the
world celebrate Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross as a
ransom for the
sins of the world, it must be understood that his crucifixion
was not God's original plan. Rather, the awesome price paid by
Jesus' untimely death was a secondary course in order to make
the most out of an extremely tragic circumstance which horrified
God, causing Him immense grief and sadness beyond human
comprehension. As revealed in the Bible, God severely
castigated the Jewish people and the nation of Israel for
rejecting and crucifying Jesus Christ.
According to the Bible, Israel
lost its status as God's chosen nation. While the murder
of Jesus was decided only by a handful of people, as the
official representatives of the people, the sin was considered to be
collective. Ironically and tragically the Jews
forsook the very person who they had eagerly longed to receive
as their king, the very person who they had been prepared to
love and attend in accordance with God's dispensation for the
restoration of the world.
It is not possible to place a
value on the life of God's only begotten son who comes on the
foundation of 4,000 years of tireless preparation and sacrifice
by God in order to restore all humanity and establish God's
earthly kingdom. As a result of Jesus' crucifixion, God
had no choice but to postpone the establishment of the Kingdom
of Heaven on Earth until the Second Coming of Christ 2,000 years
after the death of Jesus Christ.
According to universal law,
the crime of crucifying God's only begotten son must be
indemnified before the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven
can take place. The reason God had no choice but to allow
Adolf Hitler and the Nazi's to carry out the horrific tragedy of
the Holocaust was because Satan, the enemy of God and all
humanity, demands that those collectively responsible for the
crime pay a price so that they may be released from blame.
This same principle of indemnity underlies criminal justice
systems all over the world. The payment demanded by Satan
to indemnify the murder of Jesus Christ had to somehow
approximate what would otherwise be an incalculable value.
Paradoxically, it is Satan or his minions who first tempt
and lead human beings to commit sin only later demanding that
those responsible pay a price for their crime. God and Jesus
Christ, on the other hand, are always ready and willing to grant
forgiveness to human beings for their sins requiring only that
necessary conditions of restitution be fulfilled including a
attitude of sincere repentance.
Through having paid such an
unimaginable price in terms of human life, Satan can no longer
stand in accusation of the Jewish people for their historical
mistakes which led to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
This condition of indemnity thereby allows them to stand
blameless as full participants in the establishment of the
Kingdom of Heaven on Earth and in Heaven based on their attitude
of repentance for the fate of Jesus Christ and their eventual
acceptance and attendance to the Lord of the Second Advent when
he returns to save all humanity.