Anderson is an Independent Baptist preacher who has growing influence through his YouTube videos and movies. This review of his teaching deals with the following errors:
Rejection of biblical Repentance
The heresy that salvation doesn’t have evidence
Cursing of homosexuals
Christ suffering in hell as an atonement for sin
The denial of the imminency of the Rapture
We give extensive proof that God is not finished with Israel and that the church is not Israel and defend the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
In his YouTube video “The Holocaust Hoax Exposed,” Steven Anderson says the Holocaust is a “fantastic story that has no basis in reality” and that it is believed because “most people have just not looked at the details.” He says, “There is a mountain of evidence on why this never could have taken place.”
He does admit that a lot of Jews died of harsh conditions and a lot were murdered, but he does not believe that the Jews were systematically exterminated by the Nazis in World War II.
“The fact that people were rounded up and placed in forced labor camps does not mean that they were exterminated and cremated to the tune of six million. ... Honestly, these camps--Auschwitz, Treblinka, and others--were probably forced labor camps, not death camps or execution camps. You see, the Germans wanted the Jews working to fuel their war machine” (Anderson, “The Holocaust Hoax Exposed”).
While admitting that Hitler hated Jews, Anderson would have us believe that the Nazi Führer simply wanted them out of Germany. “He offered them incentives to emigrate somewhere else.” And that is why he persecuted them, “to make their lives miserable because he wanted them to leave.” His “goal was to get them out of Germany.”
It makes me wonder why Hitler didn’t just transport all of the Jews to the German border before the war and say, “Good bye and good riddance”?
Anderson says it was the Jewish Zionists themselves who invented the “myth of the Holocaust” so that the Jews would go to Palestine to form the nation of Israel. They had to invent this story, because before the war most Jews in Europe weren’t interested in going to Palestine.
He says that the Zionists and the Nazis were working together toward a common goal until the start of the war. Then Hitler stopped wanting the Jews to leave, but only because he needed their labor. That’s when “he started rounding them up and putting them into these forced labor camps.” He didn’t want to exterminate them and didn’t try to exterminate them. He just wanted them to fuel his war machine.
Anderson says the Zionists used the “myth of the Holocaust” to create the modern nation of Israel.
“That was the justification for going in and stealing land from the Arabs who lived there, and going in there and killing a bunch of Palestinians and kicking them out and putting them into a giant concentration camp known as Gaza, you know, or the West Bank. So we can see the motive to lie about it ... the modern nation of Israel is completely Satanic and it was something that Rothschild was behind and the nations and the world government, etc., which is all proven in my film Marching to Zion” (Anderson, “The Holocaust Hoax Exposed,” 31:32f).
Anderson says that there are not “the thousands and thousands of Holocaust survivors” who were eyewitnesses of the Holocaust. He says that there are very few who were eyewitnesses of the cremations and the gas chambers, and that “they were lying; it is that simple.”
He says it is not surprising that the Jews would lie about the Holocaust since they are rejecters of Jesus as the Christ.
He says “those pictures of emaciated people and emaciated corpses in mass graves” is not evidence of the Holocaust; it is just evidence that a lot of people starved to death, including a lot of non-Jews.
Anderson is a pretty good manipulator of facts. He isn’t a master at it; but he is good enough to deceive a lot of people.
Following are some of the techniques he uses in “The Holocaust Hoax Exposed.”
First, he doesn’t give clear documentation for his statements. He says, “They say...” and, “They all say...” and, “This is the standard story,” but his listeners are not told who says the things that he is refuting and when they said it and where and in what context.
Second, Anderson sets up straw men and then knocks them down with enthusiasm, but in the end, they are only straw men.
Consider this statement:
“The emaciated corpses don’t prove the Holocaust, because the story of the Holocaust is that the Jews were just rounded up and brought straight to a death camp and straight to their death.”
I have read probably a hundred books about the Jews in WWII and I have visited major Holocaust museums in the United States, Germany, and Israel, and I have never heard such a “story.” The real story is that the Jews were killed by the Nazis in a thousand ways, and the death camps themselves were also labor camps where Jews were both worked to death and outright murdered. It wasn’t either/or; it was all of the above! There were times and places when groups of Jews went straight to their deaths; there were times and places when they didn’t. The Holocaust was not limited to poison gas and crematoriums, and it was not limited to death camps.
Third, he uses the bait and switch tactic. For example, he points out alleged problems with the math of how the official number of Jews could have been cremated in certain places and then uses that to discount the entire account of the Holocaust.
Fourth, he produces red herrings to make people think he is proving his point, when in reality he is proving nothing. The artifacts that Anderson produces to support his thesis, such as currency from Auschwitz, do nothing to prove his thesis that the Holocaust didn’t happen or even that Auschwitz wasn’t a death camp. They are cheap “red herrings,” interesting but meaningless and distracting from the real issue.
Fifth, he uses exceptions to overthrow the rule. For example, he talks about professed Holocaust survivors who were proven to be bogus, such as Herman Rosenblat who appeared on Oprah Winfrey, and would have his listeners believe that this is characteristic of all of them and that all of the Holocaust survivor accounts are what he calls “wild eyed stories.”
He says, “There aren’t thousands of eyewitnesses to the things we are talking about here. There are a handful of paid liars.”
Was There a Jewish Holocaust in World War II?
That there was a massive destruction of Jews that was the product of Hitler’s “Final Solution” is a fact of history. It was not invented by the Jews. It is not a figment of Jewish Kabbalah mysticism.
Millions upon millions of Jews died in World War II, and not after the same fashion as Germans and Italians and British and Americans died. A total of 70 million people died in that horrible war, but others didn’t die like the Jews died. They died in an attempt at a Hitlarian “Final Solution.” Hitler had no “Final Solution” for the British or the French, not even for the Russians or the Polish (except Jewish Russians and Jewish Poles). The Holocaust was an organized attempt to destroy the Jews as a people from Europe, and had Hitler taken over the world, he would have carried out the plan globally. It is not a myth. It was a massive demonic pogrom.
The Holocaust museums worldwide contain more than sufficient evidence that the Holocaust occurred. The one in Jerusalem alone, the Yad Vashem, has collected millions of documents confirming this fact. The nine galleries in the main museum are devoted to different chapters of the Holocaust, from the rise of Hitler to his death. There are hundreds of photos and artifacts. Arrests in the middle of the night. Destroyed synagogues. Jews marked with armbands. Jews mocked, beaten, spit on, shot, butchered, poisoned. Heaps of corpses. Pathetic faces peering out of cattle cars. Starved men and women. The museum maintains a 74-million-page database of the names and biographical details of half of the six million Jews that died at the hands of the Nazis. They have 350,000 photographs and 46,000 audio, video, and written testimonies.
If Yad Vashem is documenting a lie, it is a mega-whopper!
Thousands upon thousands of surviving Jews stumbled out of Europe after the war and testified that their entire families had been slaughtered. Most of the Jews of Europe were gone.
It’s all a lie and a massive conspiracy, Anderson and his associates claim.
But that, my friends, is pure, unadulterated nonsense, and this no small thing.
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