The Theological Declaration of Barmen

“We reject the false doctrine, as though there were areas of our life in which we would not belong to Jesus Christ, but other Lords– areas in which we would not need justification and sanctification through him.”

~ The Theological Declaration of Barmen, 1934

Karl BarthKarl Barth’s stand against the Nazis and Hitler’s desire to form a national church remind me that theology is not done in an ivory tower or even behind stained glass windows but in the public square, often in defiance of the world, its leaders and their desires.  Barth and other writers were motivated by their faith to reject the rise of Hitler and to denounce his false doctrines.  It was 1934.

When was the last time you took a stand and made a theological declaration against the false doctrines of race– not in the privacy  of your home or from the comfort of a pew but in public?

Click here to read and learn more about The Theological Declaration of Barmen.

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