By Gordon L. Heath

In 1956/57, Dr. Martin Niemueller – the famous German pastor imprisoned by the Nazis – went on a speaking tour in Canada in partnership with the Canadian Council of Churches. Niemueller lamented how the troubles of the day such as the rise of communism, racial tensions, and social injustices threatened the West.

Niemueller argued that the advantages and opportunities of the church in the West had been a “misspent opportunity.” He went on to say that “unless there is reform the result will again be the same as in the Parable of the Unjust Steward…the Lord will take away the stewardship.”


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