Bonhoeffer was persecuted, prevented from Speaking in public, and stalked by the Nazi’s. While he was in London, he kept in constant contact with another Great Christian Pastor of the time, Martin Niemoller. He encouraged people to reject the Nazi Christianity, when they tried to merge Naziism and Christianity. Did you know they tried to replace Christ with a Nazi leader? That was their blending. You know like they are doing today with progressivism, communism, socialism and islamism. Maybe they thought if they included everything it would be harder for us to recognize! Bonhoeffer did not shy away from this, neither did Niemoller. He stood up for his belief in Christ and the Gospel. He was killed for this belief, but he refused to compromise the Gospel for a twisted, evil, dark version. Most don’t realize the way the Nazi’s twisted the scripture and Gospel of Christ. And tried to silence those preaching the truth. This is happening again! When Bonhoeffer was arrested and executed this was written:
Eberhard Bethge, a student of Bonhoeffer’s,writes of a man who saw the execution: “I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer… kneeling on the floor praying fervently to God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the few steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued after a few seconds. In the almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.”
So given so much history that is repeating itself, and given the rich history of so much persecution of the church from the early Christians to now, are you ready for tribulation? Given as much tribulation as Christians have endured since the death and resurrection of Christ, are you ready for tribulation? Surely you don’t think that out of 2,000 years of tribulation to the church, that suddenly and miraculously the church will not endure tribulation? Bonhoeffer didn’t think that. He died bravely for his belief in Christ and the true doctrine. So why has the church in America fallen silent. Why are they falling all over themselves to bow to government? Why are they even changing doctrine to accommodate the beliefs of the progressives? Because most think they will be spared tribulation, and allowed to enjoy their rich lifestyle. They forget that they are bowing to the beast, the great dragon of old, the father of lies. The last time the evil beast raised it’s ugly head out of the sea, millions were killed. It was delivered a fatal head wound and retreated. But now it is rising again, stronger than ever, and the whole world is marveling after it. If you don’t recognize this beast rising again, something is seriously wrong, and you need to get into your History books, and the Bible. Millions of Christians and Jews lost their lives in the holocaust, millions died fighting against this evil spirit. And now it’s rising again, will you be a Bonhoeffer, a Niemoller or will you be like the masses who followed after the beast then?
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
Credit to Wikipedia
- The Tribulation Is Now: Why Isn’t The Body Of Christ Ready? (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)
- Why Evangelicals Need to Pay Attention to Bonhoeffer (endofgod.wordpress.com)