Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

“Destruction of the embryo in the mother’s womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.”

“There are things for which an uncompromising stand is worthwhile.”

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”

“In the New Testament our enemies are those who harbour hostility against us, not those against whom we cherish hostility, for Jesus refuses to reckon with such a possibility.”

“When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.”

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

“As high as God is above man, so high are the sanctity, the rights, and the promise of marriage above the sanctity, the rights, and the promise of love. It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love. God makes your marriage indissoluble.”

“It is much easier for me to imagine a praying murderer, a praying prostitute, than a vain person praying. Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity.”

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6 thoughts on “Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

  1. Bonhoeffer was IIRC the last person executed by written orders of Adolf Hitler. Adolf evidently did not want to be outlived by Dietrich.

    Dietrich went on to be with the Lord.

    Will you go on to be with the Lord when you die?

    Wayne
    Luvsiesous.com

  2. Reblogged this on luvsiesous and commented:
    Bonhoeffer was IIRC the last person executed by written orders of Adolf Hitler. Adolf evidently did not want to be outlived by Dietrich.

    Dietrich went on to be with the Lord.

    Will you go on to be with the Lord when you die?

    Wayne
    Luvsiesous.com

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