The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer

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In “The Cost of Discipleship,” Bonhoeffer rebuked nominal Christians: “Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.”

“If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.” ~Pres. Harry S. Truman

Steve Webb [06/24/2015 11:29 AM]
I’ve just recently found a love for Bonhoeffer…his story is an amazing testimony and I find his theology challenging in a very good way.

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 11:33 AM]
And his theology closely reflects story personal story and experience as a believer

Kenneth Gentles [06/24/2015 1:27 PM]
A good rebuke for us, where the measurement of spirituality is now in quantity minus quality.

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 3:27 PM]
When tolerance became a measure for spirituality, holiness is no more…

Alan N Carla Smith [06/24/2015 9:47 PM]
I needed this after the discussion in tonight’s small group.

9 Comments

  • Reply November 22, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    “If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.” ~Pres. Harry S. Truman

  • Reply September 28, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    its costly Joe Absher

  • Reply September 28, 2019

    Joe Absher

    I don’t think the american church knows to much about discipleship. Its foreign to such an independent and self absorbed people.

  • Reply September 29, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    You are probably right Joe Absher but what do we do?

  • Reply September 29, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Reach one teach one

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      impeach one?

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Joe Absher

      you can forget you discipleship efforts if you can’t stay on task

  • Reply September 30, 2019

    Paul L. King

    This was a key book that greatly influenced me during my freshman year in college. I committed to a life of discipleship and discipling others.

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      many claim he wasnot purely evangelical and hence his Christology should not apply to us

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