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The indifference of men is far worse than a blatant rejection.

Idling of life. Church Christians.

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But they are always only church Christians, to whom their Christianity is just a worldly matter as everything else. To instruct these, that they lack the spirit, would be unsuccessful, for they have a too high opinion of themselves and do not accept such instructions, always supporting themselves on the fulfilment of that, what is demanded of them by the church. Read more:

Bertha Dudde:

 

Idling of life. Church Christians.

11. July 1955. B.D. NR. 6309.

Men must be influenced directly, for the fate, which concerns fellowmen, they pay little attention to, and they remain untouched by it, therefore also draw no conclusions, which could exert a beneficial influence on them in their way of life. The indifference of men is far worse than a blatant rejection, for such one springs from ignorance and can still result in a change of convictions, while an indifferent man is to be taken hold of nowhere and for that reason gets hopelessly lost, when he cannot be disturbed from his indifference - what always requires a distress of his own life. Despite church faith and apparent religious life men can be in a spiritual emptiness, because their soul takes part in no way at all, because only pure mechanical demands are fulfilled and a spiritual attitude for it lacks completely. These men will count outwardly to the "just", to the "believers". But they are always only church Christians, to whom their Christianity is just a worldly matter as everything else. To instruct these, that they lack the spirit, would be unsuccessful, for they have a too high opinion of themselves and do not accept such instructions, always supporting themselves on the fulfilment of that, what is demanded of them by the church. And nevertheless their life is an idling, when it does not let a change in love recognize. And often these men must be taken hold of hard, so that they wake up from the sleep of their soul, so that they think things over and ask themselves, what perhaps may be the cause of such strokes of fate. They must themselves be affected, only then it is possible, that they seriously deal with spiritual questions, and then the strokes of fate have been a blessing. As soon as man is willing to love, also the fate of fellowmen will touch him, and then he can benefit spiritually from everything, what he experiences around himself. But men are of hardened heart; love has cooled. And no matter how great the misfortune is - it triggers no warm feeling in fellowmen, and it still much less determines him to think about the cause or to the change of his way of life. It is a danger, in which men are, because of their indifference, for all helps remain without success, so long they do not let themselves be touched by them. And for that reason always more severe strokes of fate must come over men, and the trouble will not come to an end, because it alone can be heard as awakening call and bring about a change of mind. For everything is still getting tried, what could serve to the rescue of those souls.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6309.

 

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