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May 3rd – Day of the Sun – Evangelical sermon proves church apostasy

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On May 3rd of every year, “the world” celebrates “Day of the Sun”. Installed by the UN, but certainly with great support from the Roman Catholic Church. The sermon of a (supposedly) Protestant pastor from Munich shows how close the once Protestant churches have already come to the sun. A “theology” that really amazes you.

A day dedicated to the sun

May 3rd of every year is “Sun Day”. Introduced by the UN in 1978 as a reference to nature and its need for protection. Reason enough for the churches to point out the necessity and beauty of the sun. In view of the “legacies” of ancient paganism traditionally cultivated by the Roman Catholic Church, in which the veneration and even direct deification of the sun plays a central role, such sun deification was actually located on the altars of the Roman Church.

Sunflower sun
Brave new world under the beloved sun

But far from it. At this point, the effects of the almost complete collapse of the once Protestant churches and their return to the womb of the Roman mother should not be underestimated (Info). The complete dissolution of the churches that once operated under the umbrella of the Reformation will be completed with the implementation of the jointly celebrated Eucharist. Some representatives of these former Protestant churches can hardly wait for this (Info).

The Sun, as necessary as it is to sustain life on Earth, is also just a creation of God, this very nearby star. No more and no less. However, this contradicts the internal doctrine of the Church of Rome as well as the understanding of wide circles of the former Protestant churches. In the course of the return of the “rebellious daughters” back to their mother, theology was also aligned. However, this synchronization took place exclusively among the daughters and not at all within the Roman Catholic Church.

From Assisi to Laudato Si’

Pope Francis sang the praises of the sun and nature with his encyclical “Laudao Si'” in 2015. His great role model and namesake is “Saint” Francis of Assisi. The philosophy of the Franciscan monk, who died on October 3, 1226, seems to have been so in harmony with the doctrine that Pope Gregory IX declared Assisi a “saint” just two years later (July 16, 1228). Francis of Assisi is not only a highly revered philosopher in the Roman Church, but also a prominent comrade of his time in the evangelical churches. While the Church of Rome celebrates October 4th to commemorate Assisi, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) explicitly celebrates October 3rd.

One of the most famous works by the Franciscan is the “Song of the Sun”. This song contains passages such as, “Praise be to you, my Lord, with all your creatures,
especially to the Lord Brother Sun […] Praise be to you, my Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars […] for Brother Wind […] for Sister Water […] for Brother Fire [.. .] for our sister Mother Earth“. What is striking in this work is that Assisi thanks the “Lord” for nature’s many brothers and sisters, but addresses the sun itself either as “Lord” or as the Lord’s brother designated.

Evangelical song of praise for the sun

Sun worship
Sun worship also in EV church

The fact that the EKD dedicates a special day to an arch-Catholic “saint” raises questions. However, a look at a sermon by a Protestant pastor from Munich should answer this question directly. In August 2023, Pastor Julia Rittner-Kopp gave a sermon with the words “Singing about the sun, praising the Creator”. This sermon was printed by “Sonntagsblatt”. (Source).

The sun provides happiness hormones and a healthy sleep rhythm, according to the pastor’s quite understandable thesis, who also welcomes the fact that Sunday is called Sun-Day. As an example of the advantages of the sun, she uses a passage from the poet Ingeborg Bachmann, which says, among other things: “Beautiful light that keeps us warm, preserves us and wonderfully ensures that I see you again and that I see you See you again! Nothing is nicer under the sun than being under the sun

The pastor makes it clear that this “being under the sun” represents an experience of God for her. The sun is a link to God. She sees herself as his creature and in connection with all other creatures that live under the same sun, i.e. “humans and animals, everything living.” As “someone” once said, “I’m always more religious on a sunny day,” she could say the same for herself.

Evangelical view of Assisi

The Protestant pastor quite rightly states that people have always associated the sun with divine power. “She becomes an image, a symbol of God,” says Rittner-Kopp. This was also the case with “Saint” Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. Even if the sun is not a deity or a sun goddess, according to the pastor, the sun can still be understood as a symbol of God. It has always been seen this way in the “Judeo-Christian faith.” For Israel confesses, “God is Lord of the world, Creator of everything, including the sun.”

Catholic Easter version

Sun moon symbol
From Egypt, via Rome, now also in EV churches

As if this quasi “almost equation” of the sun as an image of God and the adoption of the Roman Catholic definition of holiness were not enough, the Protestant pastor also enters the field of the deeply Catholic Easter narrative. It is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the early hours of Sunday morning, the first day of the week, after Shabbat. The rising sun symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus, the sunrise on Easter morning. Therefore, every Sunday reminds Christians of the “very first Easter morning,” said the pastor. That’s why it’s “great that Sunday is called SUN day.” This is a day “in the resurrection sunlight.”

In this Easter version, it is often overlooked that although Jesus Christ was resurrected on the first day of the week, according to our daily division, this could have been on Saturday before midnight on Sunday and is quite likely. The new day began after sunset. However, the sunrise on Sunday is notoriously equated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A pagan origin.

Ancient paganism included

Even in ancient Babylon, the days of the week were named after celestial bodies, according to the pastor. The Romans also divided the days into a planetary week and named them after their gods. That was the name of the goddess of the moon, Luna. The Germanic tribes observed a day of the sun, named after the sun goddess Sunna. This symbolism also found its way into Christianity, “because on the first day of the week, very early, when the sun rose – the day of the resurrection, the sun that tells about Christ.” Therefore, the rising sun also determines the direction of prayer for Christians in all churches. Most churches therefore face east, in the direction of sunrise, towards the light. “As a Christian, I’m a Sunday person,” said the pastor.

Rittner-Kopp tells of an encounter with a wooden Christ figure whose hand was raised in blessing. She likes to go to this figure to look for his gaze. This figure looks at you seriously and the halo of the only shining sun appears above his head. These shone for her, golden. You have to trust this Christ sun, because he is called “Christ Salvator, Christ the Savior”. The priest emphasizes that she would like to be saved by him and ask for his blessing for others.

The perfect apostasy

Complete apostasy from the gospel

The question inevitably arises as to whether Pastor Julia Rittner-Kopp, a graduate of the “Master Class Sermon”, only felt called to a position in a (former) Protestant church because, as a woman, she only had one career in the Roman Catholic Church in a monastery, but never in the pulpit. The “theology” she represents is so quintessentially Catholic that a penchant for fiction could also lead to a conversion with the aim of infiltration.

But the reality is likely to exceed even the wildest imaginations, because this performance is only proof of the deep fall from the emancipation from the thoroughly pagan Roman Catholic Church, which was achieved with immense blood toll. No one sheet of paper fits between the “theology” of the Protestant pastor and the doctrine of the Church of Rome. Julia Rittner-Kopp prepared this sermon as part of the “Evangelical Morning Celebration,” which is broadcast on radio station Bayern 1 every Sunday between 10:32 and 11:00 a.m.

You can touch prophetic Babylon according to the book of Revelation – Info

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 19:20

Bible verses from King James Version

May 3rd – Day of the Sun – Evangelical sermon proves church apostasy
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