How much of the old nature must still be put aside before Christ is all in all! Renewal does not imply completion; rebirth is only the beginning of purification. It is normal to recognize more and more what is bad in us. So put it aside through Christ and keep moving forward.- Eberhard Arnold
Not Just Personal: The Conscience and Its Restoration
In 1932, in the waning days of the Weimar Republic, Eberhard Arnold published a booklet on the conscience and its relation to politics and society. This article is adapted from a newly released English edition of that work.
Letter to His Sister Hannah
Hannah Arnold worried that through his radical stance her brother Eberhard had denied his faith in Jesus. Arnold answered his sister in a letter which was later published in Die Wegwarte, the community’s periodical. Although he had left the evangelical movement he had never denied his faith in Jesus.Continue Reading
The Courage of Love
How should the church relate to politics? Eighteen months after Hitler’s rise to power, Arnold spoke about this to members of his community, whose German branch had already been raided twice by Nazi forces. The question was no longer just theory...Continue Reading
Faith’s entered in –- Eberhard Arnold, Sannerz, ca. 1921
true conversion is here.
Now the will is pure
and active and clear.
God is this will,
and he gives from above
new life, where all
was dead, and new love.
The Christ for whom you have waited and longed has found you and taken you by the hand. His Spirit has overpowered you and taken you under his leadership. What a joy for you and all those who love you! May the shining spirit of Jesus Christ bring to your heart ever anew the living word of truth.- Eberhard Arnold