How can a good God allow bad things to happen to His chosen people is a question that is often asked about the Holocaust. Listen to this lesson to begin to learn about evil in the world. Hear about a Church Father called Augustine who said the Jews were descendants of Cain and how this false teaching led to Replacement theology, which elevates Christians at the expense of Jews. Find out why God’s promise to bless those who bless Israel and to curse those who curse Israel is still valid today. Hear about the “Righteous among the nations” which refer to Gentiles who helped rescue Jews from the Holocaust. When asked about evil in the world, never minimize it but understand it is a result of Satan’s fall and God uses Satan’s trickery and turns it to good.
Dr. Dean mentioned several additional resources during this Bible class:
Website for the Power of Good (about Nicholas Winton)
Videos about Nicholas Winton
Videos about Hannah Pick
Videos about Anne Frank
The Hiding Place movie (broken into 15 sections) about the ten Boom family (starring Houston's own Jeanette Clift George as Corrie ten Boom)
God on Trial movie by Masterpiece Theater