Monday, May 10, 2010

Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer - #1708 - Chuck Colson: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy: Why Bonfoeffer Still Matters: - Crosswalk

It was not surprising that many Brits recoiled when they heard about a memorial service at London's Holy Trinity Church—not for England's war dead, but for a German. The service would be broadcast on the BBC. Many wondered: Could there be such a thing as a good German, worthy of such an honor? The answer was emphatically yes. The service was for Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by the Nazis three weeks before the war's end. Bonhoeffer is often remembered for his part in a plot to kill Hitler. But Bonhoeffer is also celebrated for his role in a significant event in the life of the Church—the drafting of the Barmen Declaration. .......This message is as relevant today as it was in Bonhoeffer's time. In recent years we have witnessed our own federal, state, and local governments encroaching upon the church in alarming ways, attempting to force it to change to suit the prevailing political winds—particularly when it comes to same-sex "marriage" and health care issues like abortion and end-of-life decisions......This is precisely why nearly half a million Americans—today's Confessing Christians—have signed the Manhattan Declaration. We have pledged to defend the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and religious freedom. No matter the cost. Read more.......  See Manhattan Declaration.......

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