a reply to: Kashai
The suicide was a body double...
But as a Christian myself, I can tell you that redemption would have needed true penitence, and a willingness to accept the just penalty for his
crimes, before he could ever be counted as ready for forgiveness, let alone to "...work out [his] salvation, in fear & trembling".
Yes, almost every sin can be forgiven, but a soul entrenched in evil & unwilling to turn back, despite the many, many opportunities (which are
presented to all of us, even as we persist in wrong behaviours - opportunities to take another path, are made available to us, if we would only choose
them..) - that soul becomes brutalised, then demonised, and then after death is subjected to the will of darker & more evil powers than itself; it
wanders in arid places unable to find rest, or respite from its wrteched, insane state. Some would say that such would be a wandering of a circling
descent into worse & worse states of existence, depending on mysteries which haven't been given to Mankind to understand. The basic warnings we have
are sufficient to turn the sensible mind towards the good while life is current.
But the thing is, for an Adolf Hitler, a true change of heart would necessitate a willingness to pay the penalty, in addition to a genuine, inward,
personal, heartfelt 'conviction', a realisation of crystal clarity, of the guilt from his wrongdoing. Such change of heart would lead to a
willingness to pay the penalty. Which he clearly did not want to do. Because even if it was him in that bunker, who chewed the cyanide & pulled the
trigger - he clearly was not willing to suffer the ignominy which would have come with capitulation. He clearly did not enjoinder with a true change
of heart. He 'died in his sins', if he wasn't willing to accept even the most basic of 'just' consequential outcomes. Which consequence would have
been that he turned himself in to the Allies, underwent trial & sentencing, and accepted his fate. There would have been layers of response which
would have served to demonstrate any real sense of acknowledgment, a recognition of wrongdoing - which may have included a willingness to answer to
some of his victims, or victims' relatives, in court. He may have been able to compose a written statement for the record, which could have served as
a means to put any heartfelt apology in writing, for all the world to see. And he could have engaged in assisting the Allies in wrapping up the
darkest mysteries of the crimes of the Third Reich.
But he didn't do any of that. He either:
a) Took the coward's way out, in suicide, depriving the world of the most basic sense of having achieved justice..
b) He ran. He took flight with his cohorts, technologies & vast wealth & set up in Argentina. And he lived in a secretive Nazi 'commune' for the
remainder of his natural days, basking in wealth, and furthering the goals of the Reich-in-Exile, the 'Nazi International', operationally controlled
by Martin Bormann, who also escaped.
The truth, having read extensively on the best available research (in terms of what's available in the public domain, which is a surprising amount of
largely corroborative data), is that option 'b' was the actual outcome. He probably didn't enjoy quite so many years as he would have liked, due to
the likely progression of debilitating Parkinson's disease - but he certainly didn't answer or pay for his crimes, not in this life. The actions of
the Nazi International appear to show that the Fourth Reich is alive & well, and that it has become an intergenerational sans-territoire
state-within-states, based largely in South America, but extensively penetrating the USA, and multiple other locations, in Europe & elsewhere, and
that it's still just as twisted, and corrupt, still aiming for world domination, depopulation, autocracy in luxury, interplanetary expansionism, and
Looks like in this case, vengeance truly does belong to the LORD.