By Eric C. Martienssen – english translation by Pastor Rolf Piller
In due time, on May 7th, 2008, the day preceding the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Israel‘s birthday, transmitted the working cooperation of public broadcasting bodies in Germany (ARD – also called First German Television) an encouraging report. In it, according to the Interior minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, is reported about „a stroke against Spiritual Arsonists“ of the Nazi- and Holocaust denial scene. However, Christian Ahrendt from the parliamentary section of FDP, finds with regard to the ban of the rightwing extremist organisation „Collegium Humanum“, that 45 years are too long, to forbid such an association, that worked since 1963 in the right scene.
But is it really too long, if one remembers the 400 years since Luther‘s Spiritual Arson, that led to the Holocaust. In Reality even to this very day in quite many Lutheran‘s heads with the justification, „so that God may see that we are Christians“? – „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?“
Yes, 400 years are too long. Is it not time that one forbids unregenerate Lutherans to call jewish people „Jesus killer“ and „blindfolded Jews“, unmolested from any law, dear Dr. Schäuble?
Ps 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. (NKJ)