Cheap Grace

Posted On Mar 19 2014 by
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945

Today I’m blogging at Inspire a Fire. Here’s the first part of that post.

I’m currently listening to Bonhoeffer on audio book. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the man, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is best known for his role in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer, a pastor, went through great lengths to explain how the killing of this tyrant did not contradict his Christian faith.

Herr Bonhoeffer is also well known for a book he penned, entitled The Cost of Discipleship. I will admit that I have not completed this rather heavy piece of theology. But what I took out of the first quarter or so of the book can be summed up as this: the modern Christian wishes to be awash in God’s grace without any undue inconvenience in his or her own life.

Bonhoeffer referred to this state of belief as “cheap grace.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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Last Updated on: March 19th, 2014 at 5:40 am, by Ron

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Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.