Helmut Thielicke

Helmut Thielicke

When God forgives us for hitting Him with a club we should manage to put up with the pin pricks we get from our fellows.More Helmut Thielicke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't believe that God is a fussy faultfinder in dealing with theological ideas. He who provides forgiveness for a sinful life will also surely be a generous judge of theological reflection. Even an orthodox theologian can be spiritually dead, while perhaps a heretic crawls on forbidden bypaths to the sources of life.More Helmut Thielicke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is also possible to say precisely why. Truth seduces us very easily into a kind of joy of possession: I have comprehended this and that, learned it, understood it. Knowledge is power. I am therefore more than the other man who does not know this and that. I have greater possibilities and also greater temptations. Anyone who deals with truth - as we theologians certainly do - succumbs all too easily to the psychology of the possessor. But love is the opposite of the will to possess. It is self-giving. It boasteth notMore Helmut Thielicke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to each generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of address.More Helmut Thielicke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Gospel must be repeatedly forwarded to a new address because the recipient is repeatedly changing places of residence.More Helmut Thielicke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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