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A timely word – from 1934

Paul Schneider, the first Protestant pastor murdered by the Nazis, refused to compromise and side with the Germans (Nazi Party). He is known for the quote, “there are no storm troopers in Heaven,” referring to Hitler’s soldiers.

During one church service Pastor Schneider asked his congregation:

Where are those Christian consciences who judge righteously, who take the standard for their politics neither from National Socialism nor from socialism, but rather from the gospel?

This man was soon arrested, sent to Buchenwald where he was severally tortured and on July 18, 1939 was executed by lethal injection.

Have you ever thought that what you say today could be used against you later to kill you? Is there any proof today from your testimony for Christ?

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  1. Pingback: Do You Stand With Your Party Or The Gospel? « Green P@stures

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