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… We have taught the fundamental distinction between the original mission of Christ and whatever form a state, including the present one, may take … The discipleship of Jesus Christ as our Brethren try to live it means practicing the healing love of God, not representing his wrath and judgment.  For our conscience, therefore, the old sacred order of creation of family and nation is subordinated to the new creation of the Spirit:  the church of Christ and the kingdom of God.  The discipline of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, who cleanses and unites, replaces the severity of military, political, and legal measures.

— Eberhard Arnold, Letter to Gestapo Officials, Dec. 6, 1933

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