Everybody reading this article should be aware that Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist. What does that mean? Answer: Of course Jesus was no sinner, who had needed John’s baptism, but he was holy. Nevertheless he wanted to get baptised by John. By getting baptised, Jesus expressed: I want to join the community of the sinners, and I am not ashamed of the sinners. Jesus accepted to be labeled as sinner. The very meaning of John’s baptism was it to give people the following label: “this man is a sinner needing forgiveness!” Why gots Jesus himself baptized, when he was no sinner??? Jesus didn’t want to be a proud Pharisee with an egoistic Holyness (I am the only holy man on earth), but wanted to equate with the sinners that means he was ready to get the status: “sinner”. Jesus was the very opposite of a Pharisee because he considered himself as sinner and not as a righteous one. Jesus got himself baptized, that shows, how much he loves us. By getting baptized, Jesus joins us.
The EKD (German Evangelical Church) is so down and out that she allows homosexuals to be official pastors of the EKD.
Even some little years ago in Germany practiced homosexuality was punishable: paragraph 175. Nearly for 2000 years there were no homosexual pastors in the Holy Christian Church, and suddenly now it shall be lawful??? This is impossible.
Even when state and society become more and more tolerant concerning homosexuality, in the eyes of God it is a heavy crime.
For the Christian Church it never can be crucial, which opinion state or society have got about a certain subject, but solely the opinion of the Hl. Scripture.
First must be stated that this article is not about ordinary human beings having a vice, but about pastors. What is the task of the pastor? The task of the pastor is it to take care of the salvation of the church members soul. The pastor should preach: “Jesus Christ wants and is able to free you from slavery of every sin” (Matthew 1, 21), hear the gospel: “For God so loved the world, that he gave is only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3, 16).
Please note, God doesn’t want solely to forgive, but to save from sins and give everlasting life. Romans 6, 1-3: Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live anylonger therein?
As a result of which, we are dead to sin? We are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ!
The true gospel is a gospel of freeing and releasing from sins.
Assumed, it would actually happen that a gay pastor would pronounce: “Jesus can set you free!”, then at the same time his body would preach: “The gospel is the biggest nonsense of all ages, it has no releasing power!” or “Grace is for free, consequently continue in sin”.
Because it is out of question (impossible) that someone says yes (gospel sets free) and no (gospel doesn’t set free) at the same time, a homosexual is never allowed to become pastor, because by his way of life he perverts the gospel. He preaches, so to speak: “God forgives you, even when you continue in sin”, but he should preach with words and body: “Jesus sets you free!”
It is written repeatedly in the Epistles of St. Paul that an examplary life is absolute basic condition for reaching out for an ecclesiastical office (1.Tim. 3, 1-13). Sinners in the Church are suggested to repent, but they are not called to ecclesiastical offices (Romans 6, 19-23).
Proof that God particularly hates sexual sins:
Very long ago in Palestine lived peoples which experienced such a downfall that even their names have been forgotten and today nobody knows that they have ever existed.
It was seven peoples: the Hettites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites (Deuteronomy 7). This peoples lived excessively in most heavy sexual sins: sexual intercourse between father and daughter, mother and son, man or woman with animal, men with men, woman with woman etc.. One day God had enough of it, and he mandated his people Isreal to exterminate this peoples. Deuteronomy 20, 16-20: But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: but thou shalt utterly destroy them …
Leviticus 18, 1-30: God warned his people Israel of living in the sins of the peoples, which he was about to drive out. The peoples had made unclean (defiled) the land, and the land spit them out. Isreal would have the same fate like the peoples, when they would live in the sins of the peoples (Leviticus 20, 22-23).
By the way, the Chruch is the heavenly Isreal. When God required his earthly people (Israel) not to make unclean themselves, how much more he will require his heavenly people (the Christian Church) not to make unclean themselves.
Some verses of the Hl. Scripture, where intercourse between man and man is condemned: Leviticus 18, 22 und Leviticus 20, 13: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Romans 1, 26-27: … men with men working that which is unseemly … .
The statements of the Hl. Scripture are absolutely clear. The Holy Scripture doesn’t solely condemn same-sex love of pastors, but of everybody.
About everybody trying to bend the Hl. Scripture to make it possible for example to justify the blessing of same-sex couples, Dr. Martin Luther had said: “He is possessed by many devils!”
At last: Everybody practising same-sex love, should stop it right now, because it is an offence against God. When he cannot get rid of his longing, despite of his efforts, then he should ask Jesus Christ for help. It is the very office of Jesus Christ to deliver (set free) sinners from their sins. Jesus will set him free.
By the way, everybody having received sacramental infant baptism, can refer back to his infant baptism and believe that by this infant baptism he has got deliverance and New Life in Christ. Re-baptism is strictly prohibited because it seperates from the one Holy Christian Church. Infant baptism is valid!
When someone (who repents his sins) has the possibility, he should confess his sins to a Christian brother, and the brother should forgive and release in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ gave authority to the Church to forgive sins in his name: “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them, and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained” (John 20, 23).
Jesus loves us!!!
In the course of the next days I will publish an article about the Baptism of John the Baptist (note: John’s Baptism and the sacramental baptism by the Church are two totally different things and have nothing to do with each other)