The efforts for a reunification of church and state emerge more and more clearly through the further theses put forward by the EKD. Now the message is that politics is also part of Christianity.
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Church and state are separated in partnership
The separation between church and state, but in a spirit of partnership, was written into the Weimar Constitution as early as 1919 and this passage is also part of the German Basic Law (GG). However, not in the form of a literal repetition, but as a reference to the relevant article of the Weimar Constitution. To describe this constitution as “invalid” would also call into question the articles of the Basic Law that refer to it. But this topic “is quite another cup of tea”.
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD, Evangelical Churches in Germany) therefore follow the three principles:
Freedom of religion, ideological neutrality of the state, self-determination of all religious communities.
Support politicians in general?
With this set of rules, freedom and equality should be guaranteed for all religious and ideological communities, according to the former representative of the EKD Council, Martin Dutzmann.
The church sees a benefit in caring for justice and peace and that is why the state is also supported in its task. “People who bear political responsibility need the solidarity of the citizens and the prayer of the church,” said Dutzmann. That is why it “makes good sense that prayer ‘for the authorities’ is part of the general church prayer Sunday after Sunday”.
With this generally valid statement, the former EKD representative does not differentiate at all which political orientation “the authorities” have taken at all. So there were “authorities” who didn’t want to or shouldn’t show solidarity and intercession. Therefore, this statement looks right after the opportunist alignment to the “contemporary agenda”.
EKD defines politics as part of Christianity
Now the EKD even goes one step further and defines politics as a part of Christianity. “Being political is part of being a Christian,” is the thesis of the chairperson of the EKD synod, Anna-Nicole Heinrich, to the RBB Inforadio (Source) in connection with the current war in Ukraine. Heinrich apparently felt inspired by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock from the Green party, who was present at the panel discussion, and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Church Day 2023 in Nuremberg.
EKD plays to “Mother Jezebel”.
The merging of church and state is an “innate” heart desire of the Roman Catholic Church. This is a widely open secret. The “tragedy” of the political Deposition in 1798 inflicted a “mortal wound” on this church. The healing process that followed is about to be completed. The daughter, who has returned repentant and very docile, represented by the EKD in Germany, is highly motivated for her mother to be able to experience this assimilation between state and church again. The Church of Rome also receives further support for achieving this goal from the Working Group of Christian Churches (ACK) and the affiliated congregations.
So it is not surprising that the chairwoman of the EKD’s “Common Path” formulated the imaginative thesis that politics belong together with Christianity. There is no biblical basis for this. But this doesn’t matter at all, because the “norm giver” is the “mother Jezebel”. The only intention here is to conceal the fact that the churches of the EKD have long since left the path of the gospel and taken the path of politics.
Authorities are to be accepted
Paul admonished the Romans to take the government as it is and to keep the laws formulated in the state. Governments are set up by God and are also deposed by Him again, or even swept away. Romans 13:1-2:
But Paul already pointed out various details in the next verse, for example in Romans 13:3:
Jesus Christ did indeed answer a politically oriented question once. However, this question asked by the Pharisees was meant to be a trap so that Jesus Christ could be legally accused. The Pharisees asked Jesus whether to pay the taxes or not. The answer was, Mark 12:17:
Political engagement in the New Testament?
Did Jesus Christ ever ask His disciples to get involved in politics? No! Are there any statements in the New Testament to question, praise, or denounce political decisions? No! Did Jesus Christ call His disciples to go out into the world to spread the gospel? Yes!
The church or community in the sense of the gospel is not a building, but rather the people who follow Jesus Christ. And these have the task of preaching the Word of God to men, women and children. Do the churches of the EKD fulfill this task? No! The Protestant churches stand at attention with the uplifted Mother in Rome and are very eager to restore her to the power she once held for more than 1200 years.
Ecumenism also aims at merging church and state
The aim of ecumenism is nothing other than that all religions come together under the common roof of Rome. Nobody has to change their denomination. It is important to accept the “modern emperor” and highest moral giver of this earth as such, to follow his legislation and also to pay homage to him. The norms laid down by Rome can easily be implemented by means of a reunification of church and state and their “monopolies on the use of force”. Those who resist will suffer the consequences. On the way there, the evangelical churches are the most zealous of all henchmen.
Bible verses from King James Version