August 27th, 2012 | By admin
by Paul Holland
Laszio Csatary worked for the Nazi regime during World War II. He was described as “particularly sadistic” in his treatment of the Jews. In 1948, he was convicted in abstentia by a court in Czechoslovakia and sentenced to death for his war crimes. He has been hiding in Hungary.
He was arrested – at 97-years-old – on July 18th and tried for “unlawful torture of human beings” (World, August 11, 2012, pg. 14).
The relevant question is – Under what law could Csatary be prosecuted? “Unlawful” by whose definition? If he was operating under the Nazi regime, he did what he did lawfully. He had the permission of the state to do what he did. He could not be convicted under American law. He was not living under American law – neither British or French.
Most people recognize implicitly that there is a law higher than human law. But there is only one way to determine where that law is written. What is the law of God? Where is it found? Of course, only the Bible is the Word of God. It is the only source for laws that regulate man’s behavior toward each other.
The Nuremburg Trials that tried many Nazi criminals could only prosecute someone under the law of God. The very idea of “universal human rights” proves there is a God – Someone who gives us rights universally. It is a shame that so many people are blind to the obvious fact.
The fact of the matter also is that once we recognize that God is and that the Bible is His law, then we are obligated to study it, to understand it, to obey it, and to teach it to others. I suppose that’s the main reason so many people don’t want to believe in God.