Suffering & the Cross


Selected Reading

Quick Quotes

Jesus experienced the utmost humiliation. From the feed-trough and the manger at his birth to his death on the cross. May we return again to the only thing that counts: to the way of Jesus Christ who was humiliated, tried, and crucified with criminals for our sake. We want to ask God to let us become like Jesus and, like him, to revere the childlike spirit of love and humility.

- Eberhard Arnold

Let us have courage unto death when we call on God. Whoever calls on God calls on the cross of Christ. Whoever calls on God calls on his threefold witness: the witness of the Spirit, the water, and the blood. To be ready is everything. Let us be ready!

- Eberhard Arnold

Even if Christ suffered death a thousand times, if you do not die with him on his cross, he would have died in vain. In vain, that is, in regard to your person. Unless you die with Jesus on the cross in such a way that you are no longer a part of the other atmosphere, like a dead man on whom that atmosphere no longer has any claim, Christ will have died in vain. And unless Christ and the atmosphere of life penetrate your life through the Holy Spirit, you will not win this battle. In the power of the Risen One alone can this battle be won.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for Suffering & the Cross

God’s Revolution
Are you tired of answers that ignore the root causes of human suffering? This topically arranged selection of writings by Eberhard Arnold, who left a career and the established church in order to live out the Gospel, calls us to a completely different way.
The Individual and World Need
Arnold’s essential diagnosis of what is wrong in the world – fragmentation, alienation, lust for power and wealth – is as precise today as when he penned this essay in the 1920s. He explores the relationship of the individual to world suffering and points clearly to a solution.
Inner Land: The Inner Life
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God.
Inner Land: The Conscience
When troubled consciences find healing they become a force for good.
Eberhard Arnold: Writings Selected
Whether you’ve never read Eberhard Arnold before, or have already been profoundly affected by one of his books, this introductory selection from many of his important works will surprise and challenge you.
The Prayer God Answers
Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and the power of prayer to transform our lives and our world.