The Church praises Him who became man, who suffered and died and rose again, and overcame the kingdom of the underworld in His descent into hell. He is the strong, the mighty, the undying. He comes himself. He comes to the Church, attended by the armies of His angel princes. Thus heaven is opened for the believers. They hear and see the choir of singing angels. Through the coming of Christ to the Church in the presence of the power of the Spirit, the first historical coming of Christ and His future second coming are confirmed.- Eberhard Arnold
March 26, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold From a letter, July 1922
Our inner fire, yes, even our enthusiasm, our inspiration, and soul, and Eros—everything that is fire and love—must flow together with the one great light, with the holy Agape, with the heart of God, with Jesus Christ; and being born out of Him, it must gain new life in purity and power. It is quite clear that this means that everything which is greed, desire for possession, despotism, the demand of the individual, is consumed and completely spent in this sun fire. The one—the old world with its greed for possession—perishes, and the other—the new creation with its divine life that dedicates, embraces, and pours itself out in joy—is born.
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Without difficulties there is no victory. It is part of every cause of God that is has to go through troubles in order to attain the right maturity and capacity to achieve. Therefore let us stand firmly together in these things, and strengthen and help one another.- Eberhard Arnold
My inner feeling urged me more and more to stand with those who represent social and pacifistic ethics. I recognized more and more clearly that the will of Jesus is stopped by no barriers or walls of public life.- Eberhard Arnold
In our latest meetings here in Berlin we were concerned with the question of unreality. What most people call Utopia can become the most real and living thing in a person’s life.
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