Margot Käßmann, former EKD council chairwoman, finds her very own “theology” in order to convey a happy Easter message as well as confidence and hope to the people.
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Käßmann does not know, but trusts
The former chairwoman of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) Margot Käßmann is confident about what will come after death at Easter. Easter, misunderstood as an “original Christian” festival, stands for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In her column in the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”, Käßmann called for trust in the resurrection message of Easter.
“I don’t know what comes after death. But I have faith that our soul will find security in God,” says the Protestant theologian. Death does not have the last word and “Christians all over the world celebrate this,” said Käßmann, according to evangelisch.de
What is Käßmann actually talking about?
One wonders where the former EKD council chairwoman and state bishop of Hanover actually got her “knowledge” about Jesus Christ’s path of salvation, the state of death and the ultimate resurrection of mankind. It can’t have been the Bible because it’s in there. However, what Käßmann and “colleagues” want to make known to mankind sounds so completely different. That’s why I tend to guess literature by Rahner, de Chardain, Knitter or even Loyola.
According to the motto: “God pours out His grace on all people according to the watering can principle”, if only they are peacefully united and love each other. So no one needs to worry anymore. Believe in Jesus, yes, but he was just a wise prophet with special abilities and not much more than any other founder of religions. God’s Son? No way! That doesn’t fit into the concept of ecumenism, what should Muslims, Buddhists and orthodox Jews say about it? Redemption through the shedding of His blood? That shouldn’t be the case either, since this also goes against the grain of the mother church in Rome. Then a simple messiah would be better, and this could ultimately also be any anointed Smith, Jones, Williams.
What does the Bible say aboutr…
…the soul and thus also the state in death? Here >>>
…the way of salvation through Jesus Christ? Here >>> and Here >>>
…the 10 Commandments in contrast to the teachings of the Catholic and Protestant churches? Here >>>
What does NOT the Bible say about Easter? Here >>>
In this case, too, 2 Timothy 4:3-4 applies: