5 Great Quotes: Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Theologian & Pastor

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About Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German pastor during World War II. He founded the Confessing Church, & resisted National Socialism’s religious policies. Bonhoeffer was executed for treasonous activity by the Third Reich a month before war ended.

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” — Cost of Discipleship

“Do and dare what is right, not swayed by the whim of the moment. Make up your mind and come out into the tempest of living. God’s command is enough and your faith in him to sustain you.”  Ethics

“It may be that the day of judgement will dawn tomorrow; only then and no earlier will we readily lay down our work for a better future” — After Ten Years

“We must now simply let go of what we cannot accomplish and confine ourselves to what we can and should do, namely, be manly and strong in the midst of suffering, trusting confidently in God” — Personal letter

“Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”  Cost of Discipleship

Published by Jared Stacy

Jared is an American Pastor, writer, and PhD Candidate in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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