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#1. Things do exist that are worth standing up for without compromise. To me it seems that peace and social justice are such things, as is Christ himself. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#2. Einstein himself said, You can speak of the ethical foundations of science, but you cannot speak of the scientific foundations of ethics. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#3. There was only one reality, and Christ was Lord over all of it, or none. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#4. When someone asked Bonhoeffer whether he shouldn't join the German Christians in order to work against them from within, he answered that he couldn't. 'If you board the wrong train,' he said, 'it is no use running along the corridor in the opposite direction. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#5. Some problems cannot be cured through legislation. But they must be attended to nonetheless. And here's the problem: The less the culture attends to these things, the more the government will attend to them and the less freedom there will be. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#6. Death reveals that the world is not as it should be but that it stands in need of redemption. Christ alone is the conquering of death. - DIETRICH BONHOEFFER - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#7. Belief in God is an act of faith. But so is believing our existence is simply the result of chance. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#8. When he said they needed to humble themselves and listen to God's commands and obey them, he was not posturing. He wanted to impart this vision of God and was saying that one must utterly trust God now and must know that hearing him is indeed all that matters. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#9. The cost of caring for the "incurables" was prohibitive. They must "give their lives" for the greater cause just as everyone else, and just as the parents of soldiers must "make the ultimate sacrifice" of - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#10. However thankful we may be for all our personal pleasures, we mustn't for a moment lose sight of the great things that we're living for, and they must shed light rather than gloom on your joy. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#11. [Boenhoeffer] had an extraordinarily even temperament, capable of ignoring anger, anxiety and discouragement. He seemed unable to despise anyone. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#12. Second-baseman Eddie Stanky spoke for the whole team when he shouted at the opposing dugout: "Listen, you yellow-bellied cowards, why don't you yell at somebody who can answer back? - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#13. The message of grace," he said, ". . . pronounces upon the death of people and nations its eternal: I have loved you from eternity; stay with me, and you will live. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#14. No one in the history of the world had ever conceived of the idea that there could be a rebellion against a leader that would end not in a new leader but in a new kind of leadership altogether - a leadership that was accountable to those whom it led. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#15. Today, Wilberforce University welcomes many of America's poorest and most underserved populations and transforms their educational dreams into realities. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#16. Anyway, what do happiness and unhappiness mean? They depend so little on circumstances and so much more on what goes on inside us. I - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#17. True faith is not a leap in the dark; it's a leap into the light. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#18. herding cats and shoveling smoke. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#19. Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#20. By praying "his" prayers - the Psalms of the Old Testament, which Jesus prayed - we effectively piggyback on them all the way to heaven. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#21. When the confusion of accusations and excuses, of desires and fears, makes everything with us so obscure, he sees quite clearly into all our secrets. And at the heart of them all he finds a name which he himself has inscribed: Jesus Christ. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#22. Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic. Do not defend God's word, but testify to it. Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of its capacity. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#23. while the law permits the Americans to do what they please, religion prevents them from conceiving, and forbids them to commit, what is rash or unjust." He - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#24. Each era has the fatal hubris to believe that it has once and for all climbed to the top of the mountain and can see everything as it is, from the highest and most objective vantage point possible. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#25. We can pray only in Jesus Christ, with whom we shall also be heard. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#26. Glory, glory, said the Bee, Hallelujah, said the Flea. Praise the Lord, remarked the Wren. At springtime all is born-again. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#27. It is a question of the freedom of God, which finds its strongest evidence precisely in that God freely chose to be bound to historical human beings and to be placed at the disposal of human beings. God is free not from human beings but for them. Christ is the word of God's freedom. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#28. One day we shall know and see what today we believe; one day we shall hold a service together in eternity. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#29. It was not apathy or passiveness. For him, prayer was a display of the strongest possible activity. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#30. Speak out for those who cannot speak - who in the church today realizes that this is the very least that the Bible requires of us? - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#31. Describing Bonhoeffer's demeanor on returning to danger in Germany rather than safety in America, with with a strong and joyful firmness such as only arises out of realized freedom. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#32. They (theological liberals)seemed to know what the answer was supposed to be and weren't much concerned with how to get there. They knew only that whatever answers the Fundamentalists came up with must be wrong. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#33. The worlds of folklore and religion were so mingled in early twentieth venture German culture that even families who didn't go to church were often deeply Christian. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#34. If our suffering has a purpose, it is infinitely easier to bear than if our suffering has no purpose and no larger meaning. When a mother endures childbirth, she knows that it is leading to something life changing and glorious. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#35. Accomplishments should be on the lips of all - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#36. It's so easy to become a grumbler, someone who condemns and carps at everything on principle and sees an ulterior motive behind it. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#37. Christianity contains within itself a germ hostile to the Church (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#38. The religion of Christ," he said, "is not a tidbit after one's bread; on the contrary, it is the bread or it is nothing. People should at least understand and concede this if they call themselves Christian. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#39. If I know something to be true, am I prepared to follow it even though it is contrary to what I want[?] - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#40. Actions must follow what one believed, else one could not claim to believe it. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#41. Things you might want to talk about in such a group? - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#42. Adams understood that the secret to self-government is that the people must themselves be self-governing, which is to say they must be motivated by something beyond the law. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#43. Taken all together, it's difficult to escape the verdict that William Wilberforce was simply the greatest social reformer in the history of the world. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#44. Jesus was and is the enemy of dead religion. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#45. we build him a temple, but we live in our own houses." Religion - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#46. The only fight which is lost is that which we give up. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#47. The lesson in all this is that to pit women against men is a form of denigration of women, as though their measure must be determined by masculine standards. The - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#48. Where a people prays, there is the church; and where the church is; there is never loneliness. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#49. He could appreciate the value in something, even if he ultimately rejected that something - and could see the errors and flaws in something, even if he ultimately accepted that something. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#50. If you take God and faith and morality out of the equation, everything inevitably falls apart. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#51. Religion is the most fragile of all freedoms. And that's because it is the most threatening to those in power. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#52. Real faith is never something that can be forced by the state. It's something that either be encouraged and smiled upon or discouraged and frowned-upon. Or, simply crushed - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#53. democracy without real patriotism moves toward the destruction of the ordered liberty bequeathed to us by the founders. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#54. She was so pure and so brave and so singular in her faith and obedience to God that, perhaps like Francis of Assisi or even like Jesus himself, she challenges many of our deepest assumptions about what a life can be. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#55. The rich world of his ancestors set the standards for Dietrich Bonhoeffer's own life. It gave him a certainty of judgment and manner that cannot be acquired in a single generation. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#56. The Nazis were anti-Christian, but they would pretend to be Christians as long as it served their purposes of getting theologically ignorant Germans on their side against the Jews. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#57. He and his allies declared that every human being was equal in God's sight and made in the image of God, and must therefore be treated with equal dignity. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#58. He well knew his mind's natural tendency to be endlessly on a thousand subjects at once, to flit from this to that and to the next thing to no particular purpose
indeed, he called it his butterfly mind. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#59. May he at the last bind us to his triumphal carriage so that, although in bonds oppressed, we may participate in his victory! - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#60. If God is God, he is the God of reality and facts and science and history. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#61. You can talk about right and wrong and good and bad all day long, but ultimately people need to see it. Seeing and studying the actual lives of people is simply the best way to communicate ideas about how to behave and how not to behave. We need heroes and role models. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#62. Bonhoeffer's experiences with African American community underscored an idea that was developing in his mind: the only real piety and power that he had seen in the American church seemed to be in the churches where there were a present reality and a past history of suffering. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#63. the brilliant balance of the gospel that Luther so persistently expounded - "We are saved by faith alone, but not by faith which is alone. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#64. Bonhoeffer knew that twisting the Truth to sell it more effectively was inexcusable. For Bonhoeffer the challenge was to present the Truth as purely as possible without attempting to help it along or dress it up. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#65. the Golden Triangle of Freedom is, when reduced to its most basic form, that freedom requires virtue; virtue requires faith; and faith requires freedom. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#66. (Bonhoeffer's) change was not an ungainly, embarrassing leap from which he would have to retreat slightly when he gained more maturity and perspective. It was by all accounts a deepening consistent with what had gone before. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#67. Moujiks. Right. What's a moujik?" the Tsar asked.
"Peasants, your majesty."
"Pheasants?"
"No! Peasants. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#68. Self-government will not work unless the citizens bear the responsibility to vote in such a way that continues their freedoms and their ability to have free elections, that continues their economic prosperity. They have to vote in a way that does not trade the future for the present. This - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#69. Ideas have far-reaching consequences, and one must be ever so careful about what one allows to lodge in one's brain. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#70. The battle for our culture must be waged at the level of the imagination. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#71. Freedom as a possession is a doubtful thing for a church; freedom must be won under the compulsion of a necessity. Freedom for the church comes from the necessity of the Word of God. Otherwise it becomes arbitrariness and ends in a great many new ties. Whether - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#72. Bonhoeffer's rule never to speak about a brother in his absence. Bonhoeffer knew that living according to what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount was not "natural" for anyone. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#73. It is sufficient for us that we witness their humiliation," he said. "Posterity will huzza for us."32 - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#74. How can you change the world? The answer: find seven women, turn them loose, and watch Satan tremble in their presence." - - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#75. so true is it that a gracious hand leads us in ways that we know not, and blesses us not only without, but even against, our plans and inclinations. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#76. What if all the myths and fairy tales were pointing to something that was not only true but also truer than anything we knew in this world, to a realm that was truer and more real? - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#77. In 1933, one student said, Among the public, there spread the expectation that the salvation of the German people would now come from Hitler. But in the lectures we were told that salvation comes only from Jesus Christ. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#78. The Gospel of Christ was the most powerful sociological leveler in history, - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#79. To some extent a life of celibacy is a picture of how all of us are to live, containing our passions for God's purposes. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#80. She firmly believes feminism to be anti-woman because it pressures women to become more like men. Everyone - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#81. We've gone all the way from foolishly accepting authority to foolishly rejecting all authority. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#82. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. Though - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#83. The line between courageous faith and foolish idealism is, almost by definition, one angstrom wide. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#84. Atheism tells him what he isn't, and like all of us he yearns to know what he is. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#85. At its core, every battle worth fighting is a spiritual battle. Those men were able to succeed only because they humbled themselves and entrusted the battle to God. But - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#86. This was one of the casualties of war, that trust itself seemed to die a thousand deaths. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#87. It must be made quite clear - terrifying though it is - that we are immediately faced with the decision: National Socialist or Christian ... - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#88. The 'success' of the sermon is utterly dependent on the God who breaks through and 'grasps' us, or we cannot be 'grasped. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#89. A state which which includes within itself a terrorized Church has lost its most faithful servant. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#90. Bonhoeffer thought of death as the last station on the road to freedom. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#91. He did not hope that God heard his prayers; he knew it. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#92. By the time Whitefield died in 1770, an inconceivable 80 percent of the population of the American colonies had heard him preach at least once. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#93. With the tools of democracy, democracy was murdered and lawlessness made "legal." Raw power ruled, and its only real goal was to destroy all other powers besides itself. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#95. We must be able to speak about our faith so that hands will be stretched out toward us faster than we can fill them. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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