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Barth: The Gospel in Moderation

This is an excerpt from my journal, which I kept while studying for a class on Karl Barth. It does not represent my finished thoughts on Barth. Please read my later posts on Barthianism, and especially my paper “The Gospel According to Barth” for my finished thoughts on the topic.

“Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these holy couriers from the swift delivery of the Gospel message, ‘You are already saved, every one of you, in Jesus Christ!!’

….however, when it comes to losing homes and possessions, to enduring physical violence, death, hardships, persecutions, martyrdoms…? Well, you can just forget it! After all, it’s just the mail, right? If it’s really true, they will get the message soon enough, and it won’t make much difference in the end anyways, will it?

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