Moses' Collection of Quotations

Eternity

"I believe in God and in his wisdom and benevolence and I cannot conceive that such a Being could make such a species as the human merely to live and die on this earth. If I did not believe in a future state, I should believe in no God. This universe, this all, this totality would appear with all its swelling pomp, a boyish firework." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801.

"I fear that Christians who venture to stand on earth on only one leg will stand in heaven on only one leg too." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (1906–45), German Lutheran theologian and pastor. He was an active opponent of Nazism and was involved in the German resistance movement. Arrested in 1943, he was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp and later executed.

In "the whole of world history there is always only one really significant hour - the present . . . if you want to find eternity, you must serve the times." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (1906–45), German Lutheran theologian and pastor. He was an active opponent of Nazism and was involved in the German resistance movement. Arrested in 1943, he was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp and later executed.

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