THE TESTIMONY (Book)

This book written by Halina Wagowska is both confronting, and educational. It makes one think “If the Germans in mass can treat the Jews like they did then it is collective responsibility”. 

I am saying is it possible that you and me and all gentiles can do what the Germans did? The Jews killed Jesus. Are all Christians capable of killing and or hating the Jews? And are Jews capable of killing and or hating gentiles. Christians are also known for their abominations in other areas; killing of the red Indians in North America; the white people wanted the red Indians land; treating black colored people as slaves and treating them abominably; taking the Australian aboringine land by force; the aborigine of Australia only got the federal election vote in 1962 and they were not even citizens of their own land until 1967. In Australia we have politicians who are xenophobic. Pauline Hanson would look good in leathers bull whipping aborigines and Muslims or for that matter any human who is not white and Christian.
Halina the Jew. She spent years in a German concentration camp. While in camp Halina promises herself that after the war she would testify to her inhuman treatment. To testify meant she had to survive and survive she did. Halina in writing her story had to confront her demons, those shadows that she fought from her mind. Halina now was old, most of her foes probably have left this world. This obviously now made it easier for her to write, to write when a lot of her shadows had passed away. Halina decided there can be no supreme God. What God would allow this suffering? There can be no God. But Halina is forgetting that the Jews crucified Lord Jesus Christ. There was a curse on the Jews; the curse was on the head of every Jew. Crucifixion is no tea party, it must have been agonising for Jesus to suffer the way he did. And then there was the whipping of Jesus. If Jews can do what they did to Jesus then it must be in their hearts to do the same to Christians. The Germans were not the only ones in history to persecute and kill Jews. Other nations over time did it too. Halina a Jew but a Jew who does not believe in God. Halina is a Jew by birth. Halina became a humanist. I personally find humanists hard to take; I hate the idea of humanism. I remember at Bible College at the first class of one of my subjects and the lecturer introduced himself as a humanist. No one in class seemed to find humanism wrong but I was shocked to see it in a bible college lecturer. And this lecturer was in charge of the spiritual formation classes and counseling classes. Maybe this lecturer was a God believing humanist. But I thought humanists do not believe in a supreme God. Halina the humanist; I am disappointed in Halina. There can be no God because of the way the Germans treated the Jews; tell that to the Jews who bull whipped Jesus and nailed him to a cross. Jesus the Lord, Gods Son. Halina should know that humans are quite capable of bull whipping and killing other humans. The USA civil war was about freeing the slaves. They were slaves because of the colour of their skin. The confederates many who were educated and intelligent. 
Man can be good and he can be bad. We carry good and bad in us. Don’t act all sanctimonious and say you are good and would never whip or crucify Jesus. “Crucify him crucify him” the crowds shouted to Pilate the Govenor. “The death be on your heads and the heads of your descendants”. We humans curse our neighbours, we gossip, we lie, we slander, we mock. We are no better than the Nazis. We just do it in a different way to the Nazis. We use our tongues like a sword, we stick it in and our neighbours suffer. 
This book is a good read. Halina after the war devotes a lot of her time to helping those people disadvantaged. I am just sorry that she denies a supreme God. The war and the concentration camp should have taught her about people. Halina lacked faith. Halina lost faith, you don’t have faith in human beings you have faith in God. This life is only temporal. Our life in the next life is paradise. Paradise is not in this world. We suffer in this world and wait to join Jesus in heaven. Man is capable of much evil. Satan rules a lot in this world. Persevere not for paradise here but paradise in the next life. Death is only a step. Death is a door. 
I prefer reading books written by believers. Loyalty and faithfulness in God mean a lot to me. 
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.
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