Dietrich Bonhoeffer Discipleship
(pg. 63) “Only the believers obey, and only the obedient believe”
“First there is faith, then obedience. If this meant only that faith alone justifies us and not deeds of obedience, then it is a firm and necessary precondition for everything else.”
The second part, “and only the obedient believe reminds us that, “a concrete commandment has to be obeyed, in other to come to believe. A first step of obedience has to be taken, so that faith does not become pious self-deception, cheap grace.