Dietrich Bonhoeffer: False Teacher, Traitor, Damned



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Like MLK, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a false teacher. Also like MLK, Dietrich Bonhoeffer studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Unlike MLK, Bonhoeffer is a deeply dangerous theologian, because where MLK lacked subtlety and cunning, Bonhoeffer most certainly did not.

When Bonhoeffer writes or speaks, he may very well sound Christian — may very well even be Christian (in his comments) here and there in his writings —, but he uses Christian terms with anti-Christian definitions= (for instance, he calls the Crucifixion and the Resurrection myths). Scripture commands the Christian to be on his guard against false teachers — to be as wise as a serpent and the judge the spirits. Bonhoeffer denies almost every core tenet of the Christian religion at some point in his writing.

And yet Bonhoeffer is held up as a towering figure by many supposed Christian leaders. He is called a theologian, a pastor, a teacher, and a martyr. In this episode, we examine those claims by looking at what Bonhoeffer actually wrote — what he actually believed and taught. You will be left with a very different image of this man than the one so very many pastors — to their discredit and to the misfortune of their sheep — have had instilled in them.

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7 Replies to “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: False Teacher, Traitor, Damned”

  1. I read Bonhoeffer by Eric mataxxas. He made him a martyr? Thank you for your study.


  2. Thank you guys so much for bringing light to this. I felt something was wrong with him but I wasn’t sure what.

    The propaganda we’ve been fed in the churches is sickening.

    Keep shining a light on the truth brothers.


  3. Theresa J. Powers Wed 16 Aug 2023 at 22:26 EDT

    YOU are liars of satan slandering a great man. But if you are Roman Catholics it figures becaus your church is the great WHORE of Babylon run by murderers, pedophiles, lesbian nuns and other evil spirits.


    1. Did you bother to listen to the episode? It largely consists of quotes from Bonhoeffer. Alternatively, are you contending that you approve of everything he taught?


      1. Guess she didn’t want to answer your question. She is unable to.


    2. They’re Lutherans, not Catholics, and you clearly did not listen to the podcast.


  4. Great episode. Along with Martin Luther King you guys have shed light on the false teaching of these heretics. When you take the time to really study the words that they wrote and spoke it’s easy to uncover the fact that they really are not Christians at all. Your post on Hitler being a Christian falls into the same category. While he was not a theologian, he used similar Christian sounding terms and words yet never confessed Jesus Christ as both God and Man.
    Thank you for shedding light on the their false teachings.