Barth CD I/2 8:21 am
"God comes forward to be man's Saviour. This presupposes... that man cannot be helped in any other way"
"It is not merely that man lacks something which he ought to be or to have or to be capable of in relation to God. He lacks everything"
"The few that find this way... are those who are chosen by God and who are therefore enabled to find what the many do not find"
"Blessed are the poor in spirit... this poverty, true & saving despair, is the gift of the Holy Spirit, the work of Jesus Christ"
"this has nothing to do with a magical invasion of the interrelated totality of our psycho-psychical life by supernatural forces" huh?
"the need for God is known only by the children of God"
"our participation in [the work of God] does not depend upon our fitness for this work... It rests upon the forgiveness of sins."
"only one thing is required of us. As those who cannot do it of ourselves... we have to participate when the Word does it"
"This burden... of my own & others' sins, does not lie upon me. It lies solely and entirely upon Jesus Christ, upon the Word of God"
(2) "... completely himself and not a cast, and yet completely represents the form and the way of the master and not a caricature"
(1) "no other master has the power to subordinate another man to his direction and leadership in such a way that the latter is ..."