I recently found a meme I found on some atheist’s wall that asked the following question:
“If God opened the Red Sea for the Jews to escape from Egypt, why didn’t He open WWII Concentration Camp gates?”
That is actually a very valid question – and our careful response COULD very well be the catalyst that serves to open an atheist’s eyes! We don’t have to sit around and debate them (as that usually resolves nothing anyway); but there’s nothing wrong with “sowing seeds” as you never know whom you might reach!
Plus, YOU might be the one YHWH chose to reach that particular person…. (See 2 Corinthians 9:6; Ecclesiastes 11:6; Proverbs 11:24-25; Luke 8:11; Matthew 13:1-58; Luke 8:15, etc.)
So, here is some interesting info you could share with someone who attempts to debunk the Bible. Share these things with them:
Whether or not you “believe in God,” the Books of Daniel and Revelation are unfolding before our very eyes! In them, you’ll read about unusual phenomena such as the strange weather patterns we’re experiencing right now, along with the increasing, horrific occurrences of natural disasters of ALL kinds; and wars and rumors of wars (terrorist activities), and the increasing decadence and viciousness of humanity. You’ll even discover the fact that Believers will be BEHEADED for their belief. (Not shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned, but BEHEADED! (See Revelation 20:4.) And much, much more….
Now, to answer the question posed on that meme:
To begin with, YHWH does things in His OWN timing. And while myriads have died waiting on Him (like they did, for instance, during the Holocaust), the fact remains, we ARE in a “fallen world” where bad things happen to everyone (and no one is exempt). YHWH didn’t cause the Holocaust, nor was He punishing the Jews (as some assert) … HOWEVER, He USED what Hitler did to make His Grand plan unfold.
I’m not kidding! Please read on because this gets really interesting!
Because of what Hitler did, YHWH allowed mankind to witness the unfolding of TWO end-time prophecies: (1) that Israel would become a nation again, and (2) that it would happen in just ONE day! (See Isaiah 66:7-8.)
We must remember that, in the end, the ONLY thing we can count on is the Promise of Eternal Life after we die (no matter what the cause). (Proverbs 8:35; Daniel 12:2-3; John 3:16; John 10:28-30; 1 John 2:17; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Revelation 21:3-4; etc.)
As awful as the Holocaust was, YHWH allowed a certain number of His people to die: SIX MILLION. The number 6 represents not only man, but, in Scripture, it is also used as a symbol of sin and imperfection. In Scripture the number 6 is also used as a symbol of work, because a man was supposed to work 6 days and to sow the earth during the period of 6 years and rest on the Seventh….
SECONDLY, please read this very carefully, or you’ll miss where I’m going with this:
The Bible reveals Y’shua was born during Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), died on 14 Nisan (Passover) and resurrected exactly three days later at the end of the seventh day Sabbath.
The Israelites were led out of Egypt and given physical liberation on 14 Nisan/Passover (Exodus 12:1-13) which foreshadowed Yeshua, the “Passover Lamb” whose atoning death provided SPIRITUAL liberation [see Matthew, Mark, Luke and John].
Well, here’s a mind-blowing fact: Many of the European concentration camps were liberated ON or around 14 Nisan (which on our Gregorian calendars, falls during the March/April timeframe). It is also reported that Hitler committed suicide during this timeframe [April 30, 1945].
Perhaps, but YHWH does nothing without a specific reason ... EVER! Every single one of His Feasts/Mo’edim represent an important event in His grand plan – and so far, Y’shua has fulfilled FOUR of the SEVEN! The next one (Trumpets) signifies his “second coming” during which there will be a “catching up” of dead and still living believers who will rule and reign with Y’shua during the Millennium (1 Corinthians 15:35-58).
This "catching up" will occur at the return of Mashiyach, which will be around the same time that the Earth will be going up in smoke (2 Peter 3:10-12) at the end of Jacob's Trouble.
Am I 100 percent correct on this? I don’t know. Check my facts and see for yourself (and then please share your findings).