Olli Dürr Society EV churches put gender language over the gospel

EV churches put gender language over the gospel

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The forced reading and listening of gendered German seems to have passed its peak. The majority of people reject this linguistic spasm. But the Protestant Church obviously clings to gender language and superimposes these verbal fictions on the gospel using its own philosophies.

“Gender without borders”

Gender madness

EV churches do not represent the gospel but abuse it

Gendering in writing and speaking the German language does not really meet with a favorable majority. The speaking dictation of a group of “language educators” who see themselves as elitist would like to enforce “discrimination-free” communication in everyday language with artificially inserted pauses in speech and the emphasis on a feminine variant. The fictitious gender asterisk inserted into the pronunciation. Generic masculine or feminine, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s “neutral” overall.

Majority rejects gender

A survey carried out at the beginning of February 2023 by the West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR, Imap study), which is already “not quite in the middle,” clearly showed that the majority of Germans at least do not consider gender to be that important. Only 16 percent of those surveyed consider this topic to be important. 59 percent reject the inserted gender asterisk to eliminate the artificially created “gender gap”.

“Terrible”

The well-known literary critic Elke Heidenreich finds clear words on the subject of gender language. The “gender-friendly” language goes against the grain for her. “Terrible,” said Heidenreich unmistakably and succinctly.

EV churches in their bubble

While the WDR had already signaled that it would do without gender, the Protestant Church, or at least a large part of it, obviously completely ignored the gender bang. The (once) Protestant institution even goes a giant step further. What is intended for human creation can also be projected onto the Creator. In the section “Believing in style” (whatever that may mean) of the “Multimedia Competence Center for the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)”, the “Citykirchen pastor” in Schweinfurt, Heiko Kuschel, asks himself whether one should be next to “Lord God” I could also say “Mrs. God”. This discussion is not new, as the Church of England is already considering replacing the “he” and “him” used for God with a neutral form. The Church of England recently decided to bless same-sex couples.

Visualization instead of writing

In his article, Heidenreich encourages readers to close their eyes briefly to imagine God. The city church pastor also suggests the right options. An “old doddering white-haired man on a cloud”, a castle, a mother, or even a water source. Ultimately, the Bible offers numerous images of “that higher being that we worship,” says Heidenreich, in a subtle form of an incomprehensible, undefinable God. For those who have problems with their visualizations (perhaps of the Loyolas kind?), Heidenreich recommends, no, not the Bible, but the collected works of the short story poet Heinrich Böll! As if these writings were helpful for the idea of ​​our God.

Half-truths in the wrong context

True Gospel

The true gospel instead of Heinrich Böll’s short stories

The German language is gendered, as the Protestant pastor correctly stated. This is exactly what is a hindrance to getting a correct picture of God. Since God is male in almost all other languages, as in German, we tend to imagine God as a man. The portrayal of the prophet Isaiah, who sometimes compares God to a nursing or loving mother and also as a mother who gives birth with pain, is overlooked.

There are actually two passages in the book of Isaiah in which the characteristics of a mother are linked to the sayings of God. But even an “untrained” evangelical will notice that the pastor’s representations have nothing to do with the actual context. The two verses can even stand alone.

Isaiah 26:17:
“Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.”

Isaiah 66:13:
“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Formation of clichés

But this misleading isn’t enough. Instead of doing away with the actually widespread thesis of a “strict and punitive father”, Heidenreich contrasts his newly created image of a “loving mother”, which now stands in contrast to the strict father. Even if the priest highlights both images as simple clichés, in this way pure fictions are hammered into people’s minds as supposed facts.

Sprache enge Sichtweise ein

And it gets even better. “You shall not make an image for yourself,” Heidenreich quotes the 2nd commandment (Exodus 20:4-6) and simply declares this commandment of God to be supposedly invalid because it is an “original” commandment. What a mistake.

The city church pastor is actually not interested in “gendering” God and doesn’t see any concrete evidence in this. However, due to our use of language, the image of God is “largely narrowed down to a male God.”

Jesus Christ does not appear

You can read the post up, down, forwards, backwards and diagonally. Nowhere is a single word about Jesus Christ lost. The one who said:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

There are two fundamental statements contained in this one verse alone:
1. With God it is the Father. There is no scope left for consideration as to what gender God might have.
2. Without Jesus Christ, the Son of God, no one comes to the Father. You can philosophize about the “gender” of God as much as you want, without Jesus Christ no one comes to Him.

Jesus and Paul saw this kind of nonsense coming with a Christian-looking label.
Matthew 15:7-9:
“Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
(If Jesus Christ is even given a role at all)

2. Timotheus 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.”

The pastor represents something, but not the gospel.

Bible verses from King James Version

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