Only action and readiness for action, only the courage of endurance can prevent us from giving way, from falling prey to this or that influence which leads to the abyss through arrogance, lying, adultery, and acts of injustice. Any sitting on the fence, any lukewarmness, any wish to be neither hot nor completely cold, lead us into falling away to the side of Satan, to injustice and to contamination by this world and our own flesh.- Eberhard Arnold
January 12, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold Eberhard Arnold - Writings Selected
Our expectation of the kingdom cannot be a passive waiting, a sweet, soft occupation with ourselves and our like-minded friends. No, if we truly expect God’s kingdom, we will be filled with divine power. Then the social justice of the future – with its purity of heart and divine fellowship – will be realized now, wherever Jesus himself is present. Our belief in the future must bring change to the present!
Faith is a light of God that surpasses all human reason. The light of faith is nothing other than God drawing near and intervening. He who is in the sun has no lack of light.
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Christ’s victory over the evil committed by the demonic powers of self makes the believer one with God and his church. Through the death of Christ, his heart is pure, released from all the mortal guilt of his egoistic life. He knows that the baptism of faith has cleansed his body of the lusts of death. He can trust in the faithfulness of God, which has drawn him into the realm of God’s promise of enduring life. His heart overflows with thanks that Jesus Christ has delivered him from the blinding darkness, from the sinister spell of satanic tyranny.- Eberhard Arnold
Christ not only died, He rose again from death. So we too have risen. And the limbs that before served injustice are now working tools of the Kingdom of God. Jesus is different from Buddha in that he died for us and for our sins while Buddha died merely in the illusion of compassion and of denying the world.- Eberhard Arnold
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