Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the great German pastor and theologian, was asked in 1943 how it was possible for the Church to sit back and let Hitler and the Nazis seize absolute power. Bonhoeffer’s reply: “It was the teaching of cheap grace.”
His firm answer fits the modern day and can greatly aid the Church in narrowing the broad way of destruction, which similar winds of doctrine are paving today. Apparently what he was saying was that the teaching of cheap grace resulted in passivity within the Church that greatly diminished human responsibility, and allowed the enemy to move in.
What can the Western Church learn from this?
Isn’t it interesting that now in our day there are winds of doctrine blowing again which are producing this same type of passive and irresponsible behavior?
With courage and conviction I must tell you that if a certain course correction is not made in…
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