At the moment when Jesus died, he embraced all space and time, he embraced all centuries and all nations. He broke down all boundaries. He broke down the boundaries between the years. He broke down the boundaries between the continents. He broke down the boundaries between peoples and nations. He broke down the walls and small fences between the individual souls of men. He overcame all time and space in the abundance of his love. And in this love he brought unity and truth and love, and united everything in a newly created body on his cross. The new incarnation of Christ began when the first incarnation ended on his cross.- Eberhard Arnold
October 26, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold
Prayer must never supplant work in God’s kingdom and in his church. If we ask God earnestly for his will to be done on this earth, for his nature to be shown in our work, for his rule to bring men to unity, justice and love – then our life will be a life of work. Faith without works is dead. Prayer without work is hypocrisy. Un¬less we live according to God’s kingdom, the Lord’s Prayer is a lie. Unless love within the community results in work and deed, our Tree of Life will wither and come under judgment.
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We believe in the crucified Christ and his death, and therefore we thank God that all our own strength, our own life and nature, died and was crucified with Christ. We thank God that we have died with Christ and are dead to sin, dead to the world and to the spirit of the times, dead to our own ego and our covetousness. We thank God that Christ’s death became our own death, that the judgment which broke in upon Christ has become our own judgment, so that because we are judged with Christ, we need not be judged any more now, that in him we received forgiveness for all our sins.- Eberhard Arnold
Even if Christ suffered death a thousand times, if you do not die with him on his cross, he would have died in vain. In vain, that is, in regard to your person. Unless you die with Jesus on the cross in such a way that you are no longer a part of the other atmosphere, like a dead man on whom that atmosphere no longer has any claim, Christ will have died in vain. And unless Christ and the atmosphere of life penetrate your life through the Holy Spirit, you will not win this battle. In the power of the Risen One alone can this battle be won.- Eberhard Arnold
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