I watched an intriguing show last night on the public channel on Dietrich. He is a man that opposed the Hitler movement and stood very sturdy for the cause of Christ. He was eventually martyred for his stance. And some of the things that he said were so powerful.
I think I knew about his life in an abstract way. But then, as they showed played his life out against the back drop of the war, it really brought out some rich observations. One thing I did not realize was how much Hitler believed he was doing God’s bidding. And as all dictators, he began to assume the role of God. And this was one of the main platforms Dietrich stood upon.
If you see the show on tv, I highly recommend you watch it. It will encourage you greatly.