According to the account of Dr Walter Stein and other historical experts on the religious and occult underpinnings of the Holocaust, the young Hitler whilst living as a down and out in Vienna undertook a penetrating study of the occult meanings underlying Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s Thirteenth Century Grail Romance, “Parsival“.
Stein through various contacts with Hitler became convinced that he was deeply involved with the Occult and had an experienced spiritual mentor, possibly linked to the infamous “Blood Lodge of Guido Von Liszt.”
Hitler was not a Christian, but neither did he openly rebuff Christianity until later on. In the public, like most politicians in power do, he often made remarks that made people believe he was pro-Christian. But all these were made for political gain and evil purposes.
He was an occultist, a devil worshipper and he used the swastika, a Hindu symbol, to symbolize the creation of a new religion and a new master race of Aryans which I might add is being implemented today.
Several volumes have been written detailing the deeply occult nature of Hitler and the Nazi regime and recently researchers claim that there was a connection between the city of Pergamum which is the “seat of Satan” and Nazi Germany.
In a two-part series documentary, (see videos below), Gordon Robertson describes how Pergamum’s Altar of Zeus was excavated and taken to Germany where it later inspired the architecture of Adolf Hitler. He reported that the theater in Pergamum could seat 10,000 people at a time. It was built into the side of a mountain and it was the steepest theater in the ancient world. So it was this very altar that was referred to by Jesus in the Book of Revelation as “the throne of Satan.”
To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of Him who has the sharp double-edged sword. I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. (Revelation 2:12-13)
The Seat of Satan: Ancient Pergamum Gordon Robertson takes an in-depth look at the ancient Greco-Roman city Pergamum called “the dwelling place of Satan” from the book of Revelation.
Pergamum and Nazi Germany
Pergamum’s Altar of Zeus takes center stage as it is excavated and taken to Germany where it later inspires the architecture of Adolf Hitler.
The Pergamenes invented parchment (paper made out of calfskin) as a substitute for papyrus after the Egyptians stopped exporting papyrus to Pergamum. The Egyptians stopped the exports out of fear that Pergamum’s library would become larger than the great library of Alexandria in Egypt; the world’s largest at the time. The Asklepion at Pergamum has been called “the world’s first psychiatric hospital.”
In the first century BC, the Roman general Marc Antony gave the library of Pergamum to his new wife, Cleopatra of Egypt, as a wedding gift. The gift was significant because Antony’s mentor, Julius Caesar, had burned the great library in Alexandria when Rome had invaded Egypt several years earlier.
Human sacrifices were usually performed to people who refused to worship the Roman emperor, and were offered inside a bronze bull. When the person had been burned to death, his bones were carved into beads for bracelets worn by pagan priests. These bone bracelets were considered to be holy objects to pagans. When the Altar of Zeus arrived in Berlin in the late 19th century, there was no museum large enough to house it, so a new museum had to be built to display it.
During World War II, the Pergamon Altar was dismantled and hidden near the Berlin Zoo to protect it from Allied air raids. It later fell into the hands of the Red Army, who took it to the Soviet Union, where it was stored in the Hermitage Museum. In 1958, the Altar was returned to Berlin’s Pergamon Museum in East Berlin, which at the time was also under Communist rule.
Adolf Hitler chose Nuremberg for the Nazi Party Rallies because of the city’s historical significance: it had once been the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Those who have studied the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor in the Book of Revelation have reached to a conclusion that Pergamum was the centre of pagan doctrines that entered the church. It compromised with immorality and doctrinal truth in order to achieve political and social power.
“Approximately two thousand years after Revelation 2:13 was written,” says author Thomas Horn, “German archeologists removed the massive altar of Zeus from the ruins of Pergamos and took it it to Berlin. Ironically, fast forward another seventy years, another charismatic young politician mesmerized huge German crowds with a rousing speech in Berlin.”
History tells us that many Protestant and Catholic leaders endorsed Hitler and the Third Reich. Wherever the church of Jesus Christ allows itself to be used by one political party or leader, it has entered into the error of Pergamos. There are many Christians who voted for Hitler because he claimed to be a Christian. He deceived the Christians by promising them that he was going to restore Christian values.
Albert Speer said that “one seldom recognizes the devil when he is putting his hand on your shoulder.” We should not believe the devil, even when he is telling the truth. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15 NKJV)
The Spear of Destiny
In the Hofburg Library in Vienna, there is a spear that is believed, by most experts to have supernatural occult powers attached to it. It was called the spear of Longinus because legend has it that the spear was the one that Longinus, a Roman soldier, used to pierce the side of Christ as He hung on the Cross. The Roman Emperor, Constantine, took possession of it and was said to be fascinated by its “serpent powers.”
In the Bible, Satan is described as the serpent, so there is no way the powers ascribed to this spear could be described as divine. Constantine was supposed to have held the spear to his breast when he addressed leaders of the Church and said he was the “Thirteenth Apostle.” He later converted to Christianity after reportedly seeing a fiery cross in the sky on the eve of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Constantine then signed the Edict of Milan under which Christianity became legal and a tolerated religion.
When Constantine converted to Christianity, a major turning point occurred in the history of the Church. His rise halted the persecution of Christian and initiated Christendom into the Roman Empire which was good. Unfortunately, according to one author Merrill Bolender, “paganism also infiltrated and polluted the true Christianity.”
The Church now prospered under State protection and support, and this completely severed the Church from its Jewish roots. Christian Rome ended the usage of the Jewish calendar, including Jewish Sabbaths and festivals. The Roman calendar we still use today was the result. Scripture was filtered almost exclusively through a Greco-Roman paradigm. Church government, architecture, scriptural date keeping, doctrines and Church life changed radically. But here I digress…..
Over the years, this spear was supposed to have passed into the hands of various rulers in Europe. It was said that Charlemagne, father of the Holy Roman Empire, always kept it his side and won great battles by the magical powers of the spear.
After his death, the spear was passed down from one Holy Roman Emperor to the next. When you fast- forward to more recent times, you then come to Adolf Hitler who is reported to have been fascinated by the legend that whoever possessed that spear would rule Europe and the world. A few years prior to World War I, when he lived in Vienna, he could often go to the Hofburg and spend hours gazing at the spear.
To Hitler, the spear was the blueprint for world conquest by Nazi power. Hitler believed he would one day fulfill a historic destiny. How he would do this was not clear until he was 21.While in the Hofburg Treasure House in Vienna, Austria, Hitler heard the words which he said were to change his whole life.
A museum tour guide stopped in front of a display of an ancient spear and told of a legend that whoever possessed it would hold the destiny of the world. The guide said the spear was supposedly the one which a Roman Centurion thrust into the side of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion. After the group departed, Hitler stepped forward for a closer look.
Hitler then confided to a his friend Walter Stein, that for the first time he saw the Spear he had witnessed extraordinary visions of his own destiny unfolding before him. He said “I knew with immediacy that this was an important moment in my life, and yet I could not understand why an outwardly Christian symbol should make such an impression on me,” After his initial experience with the Spear of Destiny, Hitler studied the history of the ancient relic. He was intrigued and amazed at its incredible story.
For more than 1,000 years, the spear had been a symbol of power to the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Century after century, the legend of the Spear had been fulfilled for good or evil. Constantine the Great claimed the spear guided him through providence. The Frankish General Karl Martel used the spear in battle. Emperor Charlemagne lived and slept within reach of the spear, and attributed 47 battle victories to its powers. In all, 45 emperors over 1,000 years claimed the Spear of Destiny as a possession. Hitler decided he had to possess it.
According to legend, possession of the Spear would bring its owner the power to conquer the world, but losing it would bring immediate death. Over the next three years, he made countless trips to the museum to gaze in awe at the spear. He recalled that one day as he stood in front of the display, he went into a trance. “I slowly became aware of a mighty presence around it — the same awesome presence which I had experienced inwardly on those rare occasions in my life when I had sensed that a great destiny awaited me.” By his own testimony, it was during one of those visits that he yielded his soul as a vessel to the will of the mighty spirit, which was the power behind the spear.
In 1933, when Hitler rose to power, his 25-year obsession to possess the spear could be realized. In April, 1938, he marched his army into Vienna and took possession of the spear and took it to Nuremberg. One year later, he invaded Poland. On April 30, 1945, the same day Hitler supposedly killed himself; the American army invaded Nuremberg and took possession of the spear.
In the months that followed, America unleashed the most destructive force ever known to man: the atomic bomb. While in possession of the Spear of Destiny, America became the undisputed ruler of the world. And as they say, the rest is history….. Since then the war on civilians has escalated as Gary North says:
With the two bombs, the technology of civilian destruction advanced, in one technological quantum leap, to such an extent that it terrified the world, and for good reason. In Japan, the United States had been using high-altitude incendiary bombing against 67 Japanese cities ever since March 10, 1945, the first raid on Tokyo. The war on civilians continued to escalate. This matched the war on civilians on both sides by Germany and England that had taken place in World War II. But that war ended in May. Now it was Japan’s turn to experience the devastation that the allies had imposed on Dresden the previous February. The ruthless annihilation of civilians would continue……
- The Spear of Destiny, Trevor Ravenscroft,Neville Spearman, London, 1974.
- Ninety Days, Sam Yarney,Victor Newman Books 2002.
Photo courtesy: The Pergamon Altar as reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.