Germany's Evangelical-Lutheran Churches Insist Gospel Valid for All, Even Jews

Evangelical-Lutheran churches in Germany draw up a statement to insist that the gospel is valid for all people, even Jews, but it nevertheless accepts that race is the only valid basis for the development of Christianity in Germany.

The Protestant church

"has learned from Martin Luther that true Christian faith can only unfold in all its power within the Volk created by God. ...[T]he Protestant Church affirms its responsibility for maintaining the purity of our Volk."

There is also a minority statement which accepts the German Christian position that Christianity and Judaism are irreconcilable:

"In the sphere of faith, there is no sharper opposition than that between the message of Jesus Christ and the Jewish religion of legality with its hope for a political Messiah."

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