Christus ist mein Führer



Martin Niemöller preached a sermon titled, “Christus ist mein Führer,” or “Christ Is My Leader.” The use of the term “Führer” was intentional, since everybody in Germany referred to Hitler by that title. For Niemöller, “Christ is my Führer” implied its negation, “Hitler is not my Führer,” and for stating this Niemöller spent seven years in Dachau prison camp. Later, Niemoller spoke about his own witness and said,

“First they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out - because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me!”
For More Info: http://www.ucc.org/beliefs_barmen-declaration http://www.westpresa2.org/docs/adulted/Barmen.pdf http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/barmen.htm http://home.uchicago.edu/~aabbott/barbpapers/barbgerm.pdf #theology #justice #solidarity #courage
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