Jesus went through the baptism of blood in His crucifixion. Following Him, the Church suffered martyrdom and death. This testifies to surrender in total sacrifice, like that of a burnt offering upon the altar fire.- Eberhard Arnold
May 08, 2019
- Eberhard Arnold Meeting transcript, October 1934
It is always a matter of the clashing of two opposing goals. One goal seeks the person of high position, the great person, the spiritual person, the clever person, the fine person, who because of his natural abilities exhibits a special talent in the high places of mankind. And the other goal seeks the lowly people, the suffering people, who because of their low position live in a valley; who in the high places of mankind create the low place; the humble people, those who are wrongfully enslaved, the exploited and the weak and poor, the poorest of the poor.
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The mighty spirit of the divine light of heaven appears, like the sun, to all men, as the life-giving and life-sustaining power of universal fire. In the light and unity of Jesus Christ, God’s heart of glowing, flaming love has achieved the fulfillment of His eternal will.- Eberhard Arnold
The peace of God brings the strength of the life of God. It brings the power of His love. It consists of active service. It lives in deed. To the first call, “Lay down your arms!” belongs the second, “Take up your tools!”- Eberhard Arnold
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