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Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

Opponent of the Nazi Regime

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

1906-1945 _______________

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Author: Michael Van Dyke

In solitary confinement he found true freedom.

...he had joined the resistance to his country's dictator, Adolf Hitler.

Gestapo agents knocked heavily on the outside door.  In an upstairs bedroom, a man wiped sweat from his face, and dropped a match into the wastebasket.  Only after seeing the contents burn did he calmly give each member of his family a brief hug and leave with the men in the dark coats.  It was April 1943 in Nazi Germany.  It was the last time Dietrich Bonhoeffer saw his family as a free man.

Anchoring his daily life in the simple disciplines of Bible study and prayer...

Pastor, professor, one of the twentieth century's most brilliant minds---Dietrich Bonhoeffer was also soon to be a martyr.  After struggling with the moral issues involved, he had joined the resistance to his country's dictator, Adolf Hitler.  Now he was on his way to solitary confinement.  But Dietrich Bonhoeffer was never truly alone in his concrete cell because the Lord was with him.  Anchoring his daily life in the simple disciplines of Bible study and prayer, he used his time to ponder and write on deep spiritual issues.

...the Nazis hanged Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In April 1945, just a few weeks before World War II ended in Europe, the Nazis hanged Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He had written of "the cost of discipleship"---and paid that cost with his life.  His investment, though, continues to pay dividends today for those who follow his example.  ______________________________

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