The Protestant Church in Germany has taken a clear stance on the issue of abortion and protection of life. However, this clarity only exists in their already deeply fallen state, but not in relation to the life given by God.
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The EKD is once again hostile to life
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) apparently has a problem with life and its full protection. As part of the seemingly endless discussions about infanticide, known as “abortion of pregnancy”, the EKD has published a statement (Source) that raises more questions than actually presents a solid position.
It was only in June of this year that the EKD announced that it would be leaving the “Week for Life” forum, which was run jointly with the Roman Catholic Church. In March of this year it became known that the EKD did not want the presence of the “Aktion Recht Leben für Alle (ALfA)” (“Action Right Life for All”) association at the 2023 Church Day. The umbrella organization of Protestant churches has disinvited this association (Info).
The search for justifications
Since there is no justification for killing unborn children, the proponents of these “medical” interventions have agreed to define the beginning of life in a very idiosyncratic manner. However, the benchmark set here seems to be very flexible. While some consider life to exist only after the beginning of an (arbitrarily) scheduled week of pregnancy, others go so far as to only acknowledge life after birth. There are already discussions in the USA about allowing “abortion” even after birth. The “negotiation basis” is around 4 weeks.
One argument cited is the inability of an unborn child to live without the mother. Therefore, dismemberment of the unborn child while still in the womb is justified. However, how this “philosophy” could be applied to adults who, for example, are in a coma due to an accident and would not be able to live without connected machines, probably remains a secret of these extremely “enterprising” abortion supporters.
Statement by the EKD on infanticide
With the EKD’s statement of October 11, 2023, the umbrella organization of former Protestant churches adds one more thing. In addition to the flexibility in defining the beginning of life, the EKD also adds an elastic parameter for the protection of a child that has already been recognized as living. In summary and as a conclusion, the EKD’s statement contains the following passage:
“Pregnancy as a living relationship of its own kind requires regulations that cannot be measured purely analogously to the claims of two fundamentally independent individuals against each other. It can be assumed that there will be a continuous increase in the right to life of the unborn child and the duty of protection towards it over the course of the pregnancy. A key question is whether and how this increase can be reflected in deadlines that are associated with different requirements and sanctions.”
Relativization of the absolute
If the child’s life is “recognized” at a certain point in time, the increasing degree of “right to life” follows. In other words: the unborn child’s right to life increases as the pregnancy progresses.
Once “recognized” as living, but immediately afterward no right to live?
Only an institution that no longer follows the path of the gospel, but stands directly opposite it, can come to such statements on life. Life, as God created it, exists at conception. What is there to put into perspective and what comes next?
The subject and the painter
The Roman Catholic Church takes a clearer position on the protection of life. But can you just buy that from her? This would only be possible if history were simply erased from human memory. In order for the Roman Catholic Church to really take the issue of protecting life seriously, it would take around 1,260 years of persuasion, or better yet, a “sustainable” non-presence.
The Church of Rome is the agitator, of whom the once Protestant churches are supposed to create an “image”. (Revelation 13). Therefore, the “angelic” actions of this mother church are not really convincing.
The arguments and relativizations of the absolute have a clear signature. A pattern of thought that was already pushed for “education” in the 18th century and whose traces also lead directly to Rome (Info).
Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
Bible verses from King James Version