Barth Bite for Thursday December 17, 2015

“Christian intransigeance, the Christian resistance to evil, consists in this, that the Christian never allows himself to be seduced from his offer of reconciliation, never lets himself be overcome by evil, is never enticed to requite evil with evil, is never led astray from the overcoming of evil with good, and therefore from the path of fellowship with the enemy. He does not refuse communion to the enemy, but to evil. And for this reason he seeks it even with the enemy.” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume II.2, page 721

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