by Eric C. Martienssen – Translation by Pastor Rolf Piller
The collective national consciousness of the Germans seemed to have successfully thrust aside after 60 years, that the spiritual authorship to the Holocaust did originate from the German former Martin Luther, here comes the next ‘spiritual arsonist’… and again it is a German! It seems to be, as had a repentance about this greatest crime against humanity in the history of the world never happened in the inner man of the Germans – the least in the German clerics. How akin the diction of the spiritual Shoa by Martin Luther and Pope Benedict XVI.? The later had in his Good Friday Intercession for 2007 out of archtypical envy about God’s Israel-choice, proclaimed to his sheep through all roman-catholic priests worldwide about the „blindfolded Jews“ in the „darkness“. In comparison: also Martin Luther had hoped all his life, that Jews would after the completed Reformation „amend“ and convert to the – in his opinion – „true faith“. As he saw his hope disappointed, Luther followed it up with his momentous call to Christianity, that was put into reality fourhundred years later in the Holocaust: „Firstly, that their synagogues or schools be set on fire and, what may not burn, be heaped over with earth, so that no human being could see a stone or cinder for ever. And such should be done to honour our Lord and Christianity, so that God may see that we are Christians. // Erstlich, das man jre Synagoga oder Schule mit feur anstecke und, was nicht verbrennen will, mit erden überheufe und beschütte, das kein Mensch ein stein oder schlacke davon sehe ewiglich. Und solches sol man thun, unserm Herrn und der Christenheit zu ehren damit Gott sehe, das wir Christen seien.“
Was it remorse about the possible consequences of his spiritual arson 2007, that let the Good Friday Intercession prayer 2008 of the ‘German Pope’ looks more subtly, although as well devastating, where it reads in arrogant, again directed against God’s Holy people, in Jewish Mission-German simply, „… that God, our Lord, may light into their hearts, that they may know Jesus Christ, as the saviour of all mankind“?
Question, is it a coincedence, that God’s Holy Passah feast and the heathen Easter feast (since its invention by emporer Constantine) has in 1700 years never been more separated than this year 2008 (5768)? Could it be, that the inner brokenness increases in every person, and especially in the so called ‘Holy Father’, the further we distance ourselves from His Holyness?
God says to us in the Bible, that HE alone is holy, what HE sanctifies (first in the Bible, the Shabbat, see Genesis 2:3) and what or whom HE will sanctify. Christians, likewise the Moslems, keep nowadays nothing of it holy, what God calls holy in the Bible, least of all His Holy Feasts (hebr. Moedim = appointed time for the meeting with God). The more vehement we try, naturally unsuccesfull, to destroy everything, what God sanctified – so that we may forget our own guilt. And so it comes to psychical catastrophes, like in the case of Luther (through a lack of repentance about Luther’s delusion, mentally, especially in the German people archetypical, over 400 years further handed down) six million gassed and otherwise killed Jews. Let us pray, that the consequence of the intercession prayer request by Pope Benedict XVI. will be a nationwide repentance – conversion to Holyness.
Hearty prayers for repentance, perhaps even to Constantin’s Easter feast, are welcome ‘look up under comment’. By the way: God’s Passah feast is on April 20th and 21st.