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  • dpeach shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    In the fall of 1936, Ludwig Müller surfaced again, causing ripples with a pamphlet titled “Deutsche Gottesworte” (“German Words of God”). In the avuncular tone of an iconic chain-restaurant pitchman, the Reibi addressed his constituency in the foreword: “For you, my comrades in the Third Reich, I have not translated the Sermon on the Mount but Germanicized it. . . . Your Reichsbischof.” Müller was only too happy to help his Aryan friend Jesus communicate more effectively with the people of the Third Reich. And since meekness was not an acceptable “German” attitude, Müller had...
    Note: Sounds like some modern "translations" of the Bible.
  • dpeach shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    Bonhoeffer believed it was the role of the church to speak for those who could not speak. To outlaw slavery inside the church was right, but to allow it to exist outside the church would be evil. So it was with this persecution of the Jews by the Nazi state. Boldly speaking out for those who were being persecuted would show the Confessing Church to be the church, because just as Bonhoeffer had written that Jesus Christ was the “man for others,” so the church was his body on this earth, a community in which Christ was present—a community that existed “for others.” To serve others outside...
    Note: Bonhoeffer's thoughts toward the Jews.
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