Chapter 25, “The Decision”
Bonhoeffer now addresses Matthew 10:26-39, where Jesus tells his disciples to beware of giving offense to God rather than fearing men. He calls his disciples to lay down their lives for him. This call of Jesus to his disciples is a great encouragement. No matter what happens they are not to fear. The sufferings Christians endure in secret will be made known. The attacks against them are not forgotten by God. None of the harm suffered in this world will hurt in eternity. As long as the disciples are true to Jesus he will be true to them forever (Loc. 3009). This is the way God is able to love us in Christ.