Peace is born when the body of justice is brought to the light. The Church of Jesus Christ is the organism of this body in justice, peace and joy of the Spirit. At the given time justice shall arise. With the rising of the sun the day of great peace breaks. In Jesus the day has dawned. It comes anew in Christ. Peace is guaranteed when justice arises resplendent.- Eberhard Arnold
- Eberhard Arnold From a letter, March 1925
It is depressing to see how blunt everything still is, how little we come to a holy revolution, how little we fight the battle until death, how little we dare to break with all existing values toward that which is to come! I do wish that you may dare the utmost. The utmost begins with the free decision to fight against oneself, to give up oneself, to place one’s very small self into the very great for which alone it is worth living. May Christ be your deliverer and leader in this!
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Experience of God means strength for action. There is no love that does not live in deeds. The experience of God, because it is the life of love, is also an experiencing of strength. If the substance of faith is Jesus Christ, then this faith must be just as active in His perfect love as He was. Personally and actually, the believer must represent and carry out the same that Jesus achieved.- Eberhard Arnold
We may have heard and read a great deal about the words and life of Jesus. We may be able to say a great deal about the words of the Bible. But unless the spirit and essence of His love grips and encompasses the whole of our lives to the depths, dead knowledge only leads to destruction.- Eberhard Arnold
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