Bonhoeffer on Enduring insult & abuse:

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by 12strings, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. 12strings

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    From Deitrich Bonhoeffer's little book, LIFE TOGETHER:

    "One who lives by justification by grace is willing and ready to accept even insults and injuries without protest, taking them from God’s punishing and gracious hand. It is not a good sign when we can no longer bear to hear this said without immediately retorting that even Paul insisted upon his rights as a Roman citizen, and that Jesus replied to the man who struck him, “Why smitest thou me?” In any case, none of us will really act as Jesus and Paul did if we have not first learned, like them, to keep silent under abuse."
     
  2. Bob Alkire

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    Should be a subject he could write about. Not a big fan of his ecumenical leaning with the group before the World Council of Churches. But he was a very complex man, many things to like on the secular side and things to agree with and disagree with on the Christian side.
     

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