Olli Dürr Society EKD “Micro Sermon” – Short and sweet misinformation

EKD “Micro Sermon” – Short and sweet misinformation

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A short and crisp “micro-sermon” presented by the EKD is intended to convey the daily dose of wisdom, “Christian feeling” and security. The sheep feel good and therefore bleat much less. However, in their peaceful grazing, in their advanced immaturity they are all heading towards the abyss.

We will all be saved

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Colorful, wet and happy. The micro message of happiness

The media mouthpiece of the Evangelical Churches in Germany (EKD), “evangelisch.de”, “evangelisch.de”, regularly comes up with a “micro-sermon” on social media. One or two verses from the Bible are presented and “mused” about them in short sentences. A verse from the basic Bible on the subject of the resurrection of the dead appeared in a large advertisement on Easter Monday, once again revealing that those responsible for this medium or representatives of the churches are not interested in conveying the Gospel, but in misleading people. Taken by the hand, they tell the readers what message lies behind the verse presented.

Look, I’m really letting you in on a secret here: We won’t all die, but we will all be changed,” says the verse 1 Corinthians 15:51 (Basic Bible, German) recently shown on social media.

The interpretation of the “micro preacher”

The current Easter season serves as an occasion because it makes it clear that life after death is not only possible, but even promised. The author of this “micro-sermon” asks at this point what life looks like after the resurrection of the dead. The Bible doesn’t contain much concrete information. However, Paul “attempts” to describe what will happen.
Paul therefore says: “Resurrection of the dead is not a zombie apocalypse.” There are no walking corpses. “Instead, real life awaits everyone,” goes the micro-sermon. This is indeed a transformation. There is “real life for everyone! That’s what I hope for,” he said.

What does the Bible actually say?

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If you want to know the truth, you just need to read the Bible

In the striking advertisement for the “micro-sermon” only this verse is quoted and the place in the Bible is also given. Although at the beginning of the “micro-sermon” the Bible passage is stated in context (1 Corinthians 1:50-58), those responsible for this advertisement obviously assume that only a small minority actually opens the Bible and reads it. The message of the “micro-preacher” is that everyone will receive the “real life.” What message is actually contained in the verses given?

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 – Basic Bible

But I must tell you one thing, brothers and sisters: people of flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. What is transient cannot become immortal. Look, I’m really letting you in on a secret here: We won’t all die, but we will all be transformed. This happens all of a sudden, in an instant, at the last blow of the trumpet.

The trumpet will sound – the dead will be raised to imperishable life. But we are being transformed. For what is perishable must clothe itself in imperishability. And what is mortal must clothe itself in immortality. Thus the transient is wrapped in imperishability and the mortal in immortality. When this happens, the word that is written in the Holy Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is destroyed! Victory is complete! Death, where is your victory? O death, where is thy sting? «The sting of death is sin. But sin only gains its power through the law. Thank God! For he gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

My dear brothers and sisters, hold on to the faith. Be steadfast. Commit yourselves to the cause of the Lord with all your might! You know that what you do for the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 – King James Version

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Actually all people saved?

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Just as the “micro-preacher” suggests that all people will receive “real life” (is there also false life?), the lines in the Bible do not reflect this. The one strikingly presented verse 51, i.e. only an excerpt and isolated from the context, could certainly support the interpretation of the “Micropediger”. But just this one verse.

Firstly, this letter is addressed to the still very young church, in this case in Corinth. This letter contains a whole package of further information and instructions. It’s all in the Bible.
Secondly, the language in this statement is clear about sin, “the sting of death.” However, this sting or sin must no longer be present. Did the “micro-preacher” even begin to communicate this requirement? No! “We will all be saved,” he suggests. And on top of that, the EKD and its representatives have long since redefined sin (Info).

A very easy game

This current “micro-sermon” is a very good example of the approach of those who have no interest at all in communicating the salvation of the Gospel to people, but who “firmly” claim this intention for themselves. To convey their agenda, they take a suitable verse, or even just scraps of verse, and simply put their own version over it, which could easily describe a scene from “Alice in Wonderland”. “Look, the Bible says this,” is the attempt to mislead, as this “micro-sermon” also represents.

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One micro-sermon and the day is ‘perfect’

Nevertheless, such agitators can say on their own initiative, “We have given the right verses,” and they are right. The message of the “micro-sermon” is presented in a striking way, but at least the reference to the truth is contained “in the small print”. But who will look there, let alone get to the bottom of it? Almost no one anymore.

This carelessness of many people, which borders on immaturity, is the real trump card up the sleeve of these false teachers (by the way, this also applies to economic and political matters). These contemporaries, who are not exactly well-disposed towards people, can preach the “blue sky” and the bleating sheep listen ecstatically. “Oh! We’re all saved! What do you have to do for it? Nothing”. How sweet, cuddly and super comfortable.

Search for the truth yourself

The next step would be to ask which “master” these agitators are actually serving. But the first and most important step is to take the Bible into your own hands, to check yourself and on your own responsibility whether it is actually a small-format sermon about the truth, or just “micro-quality” (Holy) Spirit-forsaken chatter.

2 Timothy 4:3-4:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Thessalonians 2:10:
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Bible verses from King James Version

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