A large part of our world celebrates the birth of baby Jesus. In Germany traditionally this is a great family feast. Most people, at least in the parts of the world that boast their Christian heritage, know about the beginning and the end of the life of the person Jesus. In the book of Hebrews in the New Testament part of the Bible, the stages of the life of Jesus and its final outcome are commented as follows,
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. (Hebrews 2:10)
Though He was God’s Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered. After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him. (Hebrews 5:8,9)
Jesus reached human perfection. For this reason he was received into heaven, allowed to sit down at the right hand of the Father, and given all authority in heaven and on earth. There is not much known as to how he exercised this authority, except that 50 years after he began to rule, he stated that whomever he loves he disciplines (Revelations 3:19). Wonder what would happen to him today in Germany were he to have children…?
Wonder if Mr. K., the head of the Jugendamt Donau-Ries (Youth Welfare Office), would file an application to take his custody away and if Mr. S. of the Social Services at the same office would enforce that application and take his children away? If they sat around the brightly lit up Christmas tree last night in their sweet homes enjoying the company of their assembled family, I wonder if they might have celebrated the birth of a person who by their standards would be a child abuser?
If Jesus had been born in 2013…
"How's it looking here?" "O God, the Jugendamt." Finally, sharper controls.
On August 27th, 2013 Mr. K., head of the Youth Welfare Office Donau-Ries filed an application with the District Court of Nördlingen to temporarily withdraw custody from all parents of minors in the Community of Twelve Tribes in Klosterzimmern because they are accused of disciplining their children as commanded in the Bible and subjecting them to a grave and sustainable endangerment of the children’s welfare.
Just to make it plain, they received the same kind of discipline the boy Jesus was subjected to by his father and mother, Joseph and Mary.