Illustrations about fear
- CourageEvilFearHolocaustInjusticePastorPreacherPreachingPrisonPrisonerRacismWorld War II
Martin Niemöller was a Lutheran pastor in Germany when the Second World War began. He is immortalized for being the one who said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
“Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.”
Topics Illustrated Include:
(Resource cataloged by David R Smith)
- ChristiansChurchConfusedEnemyFearGod's WillGreat CommissionMilitaryMissionsMisunderstandingPersecutionSacrificialSatanSoldierSuffering
The Church and the military have a lot in common. Both involve large groups of people. Both have missions. Both exist for the benefit of others. Both require personal sacrifice.
But they also have one very remarkable difference.
- ApologeticsAtheismBeliefsBiasChristianityComplainDesireFearGod's ExistencePhilosophyReligionUniverse
All of us look at our world and wish a few things didn’t exist. For example, most sane people agree there should be no hunger or war. We’d love to live in a world without cancer. But our world contains the things many of us do not like.
Even atheist Thomas Nagel wishes the world didn’t contain something, or Someone….