Chocolate Or Bullets?

Corrie ten Boom tells a short story with a profound lesson in her book I Stand At The Door And Knock.

Corrie ten Boom“At the beginning of World War II there was a young man in one of my clubs who had to serve in the military. He and his father ran a bakery and confectionery. He was a cheerful lad. One night he and the other soldiers were called to march out immediately. ‘War has broken out,’ they said. He didn’t believe it at all and thought, ‘It will be another of those boring maneuvers.’ So he quickly put some bars of chocolate in his ammunition bag instead of ammunition. That’s how he wanted to cheer up his comrades, because they had been called out in the middle of the night. In the fields he realized that it really was war. Fortunately his superiors never heard what he had done. There is a heavy battle on its way and maybe it has already started: the battle between Jesus Christ and the Antichrist. And each child of God will be at the frontline. Do we want to fight with chocolate or with bullets?”

If you would like to read other quotes from this book, check them out here.

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One Response to “Chocolate Or Bullets?”

  1. Brenda SK Richardson Says:

    People are now being encouraged at every turn to never use bullets. Chocolate may be acceptable. But in many circumstances it absolutely will not work on many levels. When war cannot be called by its right name, people don’t respond appropriately and the enemy then has the advantage.

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