BONHOEFFER QUOTES ETHICS

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”

“The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them.”

“The first step towards success in the moral life is to humbly admit our own moral failures.”

“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.”

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”

“The essence of the Christian ethic is love – the love of God and the love of neighbor.”

“Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ. It is Christ’s gracious offer to man.”

“The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others.”

“The cross is not a curse but a blessing, not defeat but victory, not a punishment but a reward.”

“Being a Christian does not mean being religious in a particular way… but it means being present in the world as the salt of the earth and the light of the world.”

“To be free is not to have the power to do anything you want, but to have the power to do what you ought.”

“Christianity means community… we belong to a worldwide fellowship of those who discover God’s grace in Jesus Christ.” SHE STOOD IN THE STORM QUOTE

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

“God has put within our reach not only the possibility of freedom but also the certainty of victory.”

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”

“Only the suffering God can help.”

“God’s grace is different from human grace in that it comes to us precisely when we need it most.”

“The Church is not a religious community of worshippers of Christ but is Christ himself who has taken form among people.”

“The ultimate test of a moral society is what it does for the weakest and most vulnerable members of that society.”

“The Church is not a community of perfect people, but a community of forgiven people.”

“The truth of God is not a proposition, it is a person – Jesus Christ.”

“Only the obedient believe. If we are to believe we must obey.”