Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dietrich



“If it is I who determine where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connected with my own nature.  But if God determines where he is to be found, then it will be in a place which is not at all congenial to me.  This place is the Cross of Christ.  And whoever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross, as the Sermon on the Mount commands.  This is not according to our nature at all, it is entirely contrary to it. But this is the message of the Bible, not only in the New but also in the Old Testament . . . .”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quoted in Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer (Nashville, 2010), page 137.
(ORTLUND)

2 comments:

bradley said...

Hey Jamie- have you finished the book. It is great, but I still struggling through it - but it's worth it. You think this book is hard- try getting a tent in ....
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Jamie Steele said...

Bradley from "The Ridge Community Church". No I have not finished it. It will probably take me 2 years to finish it. I am reading my copy on "my phone"!!! In Haiti i thought you had a family Bible but it was this thick book!!! lol Call me up sometime and i will get you some Spilled Bean!