The Courage to Confess Sin—What Bonhoeffer Still Teaches Us

Confession

“I never heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ . . . of the cross, of sin and forgiveness, of death and life (while) in New York . . . only an ethical and social idealism which pins its faith to progress.”
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

… according to Bonhoeffer, a congregation without mutual confession of sin is a church afraid to be sinners: “The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner. So everybody must conceal his sin from himself and from the fellowship.”

Be a church that takes sin seriously AND is hospitable and compassionate toward sinners. Be a church filled with sinners who take their own sin seriously everyday and so are mesmerized anew by the matchless love of Christ.

For more see:  The Courage to Confess Sin—What Bonhoeffer Still Teaches Us.


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