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10 Things Dietrich Bonhoeffer Said About the Church

“A community of Jesus which seeks to hide itself has ceased to follow him. ‘Neither do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on the stand.’ … The bushel may be the fear of men, or perhaps deliberate conformity to the world for some ulterior motive.”

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“It is a great comfort which Jesus gives to his church. ‘You confess, preach, bear witness to Me, and I alone will build where it pleases Me. Do not meddle in what is not your providence. Do what is given to you, and do it well, and you will have done enough… Live together in the forgiveness of your sins. Forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts.’”

“Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace.”

“It is not we who build. Christ builds the church.”

“Sanctification means driving out the world from the Church as well as separating the Church from the world. But the purpose of such discipline is not to establish a community of the perfect, but a community consisting of men who really live under the forgiving mercy of God.”

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