Barth Bite for Tuesday, September 22, 2015

“Power in itself is not merely neutral.  Power in itself is evil.  It is nothing less than freedom from restraint and suppression; revolt and domination.  If power by itself were the omnipotence of God it would mean that God was evil, that He was the spirit of revolution and tyranny par excellence.”

– Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume II.1, page 524

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