No EscapeOne of my favorite shows growing up was “Hogan’s Heroes.” A comedy set at the fictional Stalag 13 (although there was an actual Stalag Luft XIII-B), a prisoner-of-war camp for captured Allied airmen located north of the town of Hammelburg, Germany during WWII. The camp is actually a base of operations for Allied espionage and sabotage against Nazi Germany, as well as an underground operation to aid POW’s from other camps and defectors to escape Germany. All of this is carried out under the incompetent nose of the Kommandant Colonel Wilhelm Klink and his buffoon of a Master Sergeant Hans Georg Schultz. In the show, despite their ability to come and go, seemingly as they please (as well as their ability to get others out of the country), the POW’s of Stalag 13 never leave. This helps keep the incompetent Klink in charge as he boasts that, “There has never been a successful escape from Stalag 13!”
In Hebrews 2:3–4 the inspired writer asks the rhetorical question, “How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?” In order to answer this question we must first consider just what it is that makes the salvation of God great so great. The salvation of God is great…
There’s no need to worry if we heed the Word of the Lord, place our faith, trust and obedience in Him and live faithful lives of service and example. Otherwise, there is indeed no escape from the wrath of God. Those who have obeyed and are faithful are able to live fearless lives! Be faithful!
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