The Image of God in All Creation

“The heavens declare Your glory, and their expanse is the work of Your hands.” “Through Him all things were made, and apart from Him was made nothing that was made.” “He is … the firstfruits of all creation … In Him all things subsist.” “Then God said, 'Let Us make man, in Our image, after …

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Why Those Who Will Not Forgive Cannot Be Forgiven

“Do not judge. For with the measure with which you measure, it will be measured back to you.” “If you do not forgive others, neither will your Father who is in Heaven forgive you your sins.” What if forgiveness is something more, but never less, than the remittance of punishment deserved for wrongs? What if …

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Thinking like the Brides of God

There are so many things that considering that Christians as the brides of Jesus Christ, God the Son and true Man, spotless and worthy by His Blood, makes plain and clear. Such a thought so perfectly fits and describes so much of the glory of our faith and salvation. St. Paul writes that the woman …

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Loving Soldiers and All Men and Why Christians Cannot Go to War

We are made to love the Lord God with all our hearts, and to love our neighbors as our own selves. That means all of our neighbors – all fellow human beings are our neighbors, the children of Adam and Eve and our brothers and sisters, created in the image and likeness of God Himself, …

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Salvation: Atonement is Union

“You are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, provided you share in His sufferings so that you may also share in His glory.” “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God and they shall reign upon the earth.” “All things are yours, and you are Christ's, and Christ is …

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The Discipline of the Father and the Cross of Jesus

To be saved is to enter into union with the Crucified God. The discipline of the Father is not in first purpose chastisement for sin, but chastisement to bring us into the likeness of – into union with – His Crucified Son. Salvation is the marriage of the soul to Christ. Shall she not then …

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The Reason: The Love of Jesus (It’s Not About Hell)

The Love of God is so good and the worthiness of Jesus is so great that no other motivation is required, or even desired, to come to Jesus or to tell others about Him. No treasure compares to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. No happiness compares to the joy of knowing Jesus. …

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