The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom Analysis

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In the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, the reader journeys through the events that unfolded during the holocaust from the perspective of a Catholic. Corrie Ten Boom may not have fallen victim to the Germans, but she definitely didn't agree with how the Germans were treating the Jews. Despite it being against the law, the Ten Boom family decided to lie in order to keep the Jews safe. In this case it is just to lie in because they are lying for the greater good of saving lives. When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the bad. Corrie made the decision to lie and save the Jews because they are still people, it …show more content…
The Jews praise God, so why would God wish to punish them. The Ten Booms decide to protect the Jews because they are God's people, and allowing them to be punished would be a sin. Even though Corrie and her family had to lie in order to do this it was still worth it because God wants them to help the Jews. There were times that the Ten Booms doubted what they were doing, but knew in their hearts that they couldn't stop. Corrie believed that "this was evil's hour: we could not run away from it." and only after "human's effort had done its best and failed, would God's power alone be free to work"(Ten Boom138). If God had the ability to step into every single conflict, there would be no conflict, but this isn't what the world is supposed to be like. God gave us the free will to live life as we wanted, so why would he step into it all the time. People were made to resolve their own conflicts, such as the one created by the German soldiers. Only after humans have failed will God step in. This is why Corrie Ten Boom does everything in her power to keep the Jews safe. For, if she doesn't then she is just as guilty as the …show more content…
Not according to Corrie Ten Boom's father, Casper Ten Boom. Casper was a firm believer in the Bible, and he lived his life by everything it said. This includes what the Bible states on right and wrong. It is wrong to kill people and it is right to help those in need. When the Ten Booms are arrested, they are mocked and berated for going against their government, but Casper Ten Boom's response to his reasoning is the perfect way to sum up their feelings on the war that was happening outside their home. Casper's response was that one should "fear God and honor the queen"(Ten Boom 145). This is the reason the Ten Booms lied and hid Jews, it wasn't just because it felt wrong to allow such evil to exist, but by allowing it to exist you would be going against God's will. The Ten Booms were close to God, and developed the same type of morals that God held. What the Germans did was evil and something that God would not approve of, so why would they go against God and perform such evil

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