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 →
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.
"The sacred writing, the divinely inspired scripture clearly and precisely unites to God his Spirit (ie does not make the Holy Spirit inferior to The Father), and openly teaches that in no other way will we participate in God except through the Holy Spirit. And at all events our Lord Jesus Christ said concerning all... Continue Reading →
"For we are conformed (morphoumetha) to the young bull and to the sheep, as among the tame animals, dying to the world through the putting to the death of the flesh, in order that we might live to God through the Gospel way of life, and ascending as in a truly spiritual and most fragrant... Continue Reading →
"Note, that it was on the first day of the week, that is, the Lord's day, when the disciples were gathered together, that He was seen by them, and that likewise also He appeared unto them on the eighth day following. And we must not, because he says eight days after, suppose that he means... 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 →
"But He calls the live-giving gift of the Spirit, 'living water', whereby alone human nature, though well parched to its very roots, and is now rendered dry and barren of all virtue by the villainies of the devil, runs back to its pristine beauty of nature, and, drinking in the life-giving grace, is adorned with... Continue Reading →
But when the Word of God became Man, He received the Spirit from the Father as one of us, (not receiving it for Himself individually, for He was the Giver of the Spirit); but that He Who knew no sin, might, by receiving It as Man, preserve It to our nature, and might again implant... Continue Reading →