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
October 16, 2020
- Eberhard Arnold
We experience that unity is at the same time agreement with the apostolic testimony of the New Testament, and agreement with the testimony of the future of the kingdom of God. Thus we experience unity not simply in the small circle of our community life, but as a unity that embraces all millennia; the spirit of inspired men and prophets; perfect unity with all original movements that were a spiritual uprising, with all movements, which sprang from the source, borne by the Holy Spirit and led by the inner light. We can testify that we have experienced that we become completely unanimous, when in the quiet hour the Spirit gives witness, and the light of Christ bursts into flame in our hearts, when in this silent concentrated attention the voice of Jesus speaks within us.
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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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