Eric Metaxas: Speak up!

Similarities between German Church in Nazi era and the American church today


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January 18, 2023

Christian talk show host Eric Metaxas felt compelled to write the book Letter to the American Church.

After having studied the German church during the Nazi era in his research for his exceptional biography entitled Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, he was struck by the disturbing similarities with today’s American church.

Guest host Adam McManus talks with Metaxas who echoes Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prophetic call. The nationally syndicated talk show host exhorts Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil before it is too late. After all, it was the brave Bonhoeffer who famously said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. God will not hold us guiltless.”

Sadly, when the American church saw the evil implemented by Democratic Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas in 1954 through the Johnson Amendment, it remained silent.

The church desperately needs courage to speak up in the face of today’s evils of abortion, evolution, euthanasia, sexual perversion, and the Left’s indoctrination of children.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.