"And how did the Son restore [humankind]? By slaying death through the death of his holy flesh, and raising up the human race to a mounting incorruption. For Christ was raised for our sake. Therefore, in order that we might learn that it is this one who was the creator of our nature in the... Continue Reading →
Sometimes as we read the Scriptures, we may not realize that we have operative assumptions and thoughts which may guide our reading and interpretations. We are, presumably, well intentioned and therefore believe that we are approaching Scripture and reading it ‘the way it was meant to be read’. Even more so, we believe ourselves to... Continue Reading →
“You say right: as therefore He made Him, Who knew not sin, sin for us, in order that WE might be made the righteousness of God in Him (for the nature of man has been justified in Him): so Him Who knows not death (for the Word is Life and life-giving) He caused to suffer... Continue Reading →
"For it was Moses who gave the Law and the Jews would therefore understand that he [The Lord Jesus Christ] had never neglected or scorned the Law as they suspected, and never broken it, but rather followed it and was opposed to all who set it aside. And Elijah was filled with zeal for the... Continue Reading →
We have been exploring some of the beauty of the Genesis text and what it has to teach us about life (Genesis: The Book of Life), about married life and love (Genesis: The Book of Love), and about our life chosen apart from God (Genesis: The Book of Life and Death). Let us now explore... Continue Reading →
St. Irenaeus Of Lyons on Why the Word Became Incarnate "This is the reason why the Word of God was made flesh, and the Son of God became Son of Man: so that we might enter into communion with the Word of God, and by receiving adoption might become Sons of God. Indeed we should... Continue Reading →
Sin kills, sin destroys, sin separates. Sin is itself separation from God and the severance of our relationship with Him. The only remedy for this ail which we have brought upon ourselves is to partake once more of the Life of God which Christ has opened a path unto by His Incarnation, Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and the sending of The Holy Spirit.
“Today [Christ] our first-fruits has ascended into Heaven. He who assumed our flesh is risen to the Father’s throne, so as to consummate the slaves’ reconciliation, abolish the old enmity and grant the earthly humankind peace with the Heavenly host. Today, we have won victory over demons, we have won the prize... Let us all... Continue Reading →
“As long then as the former time [prior to the coming of Christ] endured, He permitted us to be carried along by unruly impulses, being drawn away by the desire of pleasure and various lusts. This was not that He at all delighted in our sins, but that He simply endured them; nor that He... Continue Reading →
For the Word of God, even with flesh, is the divine nature, and we are his kin [family or relative], even though he is God by nature, because of his taking the same flesh as ours. Therefore, the manner of the relationship is similar. For as he himself is intimately related to the Father, and... Continue Reading →
Christ is not a passive recipient of our humanity, He does not come for a ‘visit’ to earth nor does he simply ‘appear’ as a human. He fully and truly became human and in doing so, He heals the humanity to which He is united.
“For, who of the human race understood anything at all about what God is, before His coming? Do you accept of the vain and silly doctrines of those who are deemed trustworthy philosophers? Some of whom have said that fire was God, calling that God to which they themselves were by and by to come;... Continue Reading →