What is the biblical answer to slander

Church bans Bible-faithful Christians from entering the house - criminal charges for defamation and defamation

May 19, 2017 Personal belief

Confessing Christians must increasingly reckon with the fact that they are hated by this world, visibly and actively. The world also includes the religious world. And sometimes even professing Christians report other professing Christians to the world ...

The Evangelical Lutheran parish of St. Stephan in Vlotho has banned 13 members from another parish. A criminal complaint was also filed against them for defamation and defamation. This can happen among those who call themselves Christians. The background to this action is that the 13 Christians who are faithful to the Bible hold the view that practiced homosexuality is sin from a biblical point of view. There are Bible verses in the Old and New Testaments that make it clear that homosexuality is not God's will. And that is what these believers expressed in a letter to the editor.


It can happen that Christians are accused in a secular court because they hold a biblical point of view - unfortunately this has happened more often among believers. 1 Corinthians 6: 1 makes it clear that such a report is contrary to God's Word: "May one of you who have one thing against another judge the unrighteous and not the saints?"


What is the reason for the ad and the ban? The presbytery of the Stephan congregation thinks that his letter to the editor is "discriminatory and hurtful towards all homosexual people". The background is that Pastor Jörg-Uwe Pehle lives in a registered civil partnership with a man. The presbytery had previously written that homosexuality is not a sin and neither violates the divine order of creation, nor is it "against nature". Apparently these church leaders of the Evangelical Church deleted Romans 1:27 from their Bible: “Likewise, men have abandoned natural intercourse with women and in their lust they have become inflamed for one another, in that they, men with men, disgrace and pay the due wages received their aberration in themselves. "


We know from the Lord Jesus that his disciples must expect resistance in this world. This includes the religious world as it becomes clear in these churches. “If the world hates you, know that it hated me before you did. If you were of the world, the world would love yours; But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word that I told you, a servant is no greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too "(Jn 15: 18-20).


We must increasingly expect this if we are to be faithful to the Lord. Even among Christians, unfortunately sometimes also among converted Christians.