Saturday, March 20, 2010

The following was quoted at church tonight by Dr. Leron Heath, whose teaching was amazing. (I highly recommend giving it a listen.) This is how the church needs to be everywhere, now. Standing up for what's true and right... Hitler may be dead and gone, but people are being murdered, sold, silenced, maimed, and God knows what else all over the world right this very minute with no one to stand up for them. Let's do something about this. Let's do something about it NOW.

"Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks….
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly."

- Albert Einstein, Time magazine, 23rd December, 1940 p. 38

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