By R. Andrew Holland
Truth in Christian faith is painful striving in repentance. Mystical Ecumenism in repentance is gifted within the first thirteen chapters of Saints Luke’s Holy Gospel; ‘that we may possibly all be one while the Son and Father are One.’ This booklet could provide offense to people who don't think that Jesus Christ is Lord to the consideration of God the daddy. it'll supply offense to those that have no interest in Jesus expressed hope that we adore each other, love our enemies, and be One whilst He and the daddy are One. it should provide offense to people who think that Jesus Christ is anyone long ago, or has obtained into modernism, doesn't think in sin or who doesn't take care of the sinner. Christians think we're separated in sin and demise from the daddy, the author, the Almighty, who's precise Love.
It might be larger obtained by way of those that think in a single Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the one Begotten, endlessly begotten of the daddy sooner than all worlds, God from God, gentle from mild, precise God from actual God begotten now not made from One Essence (Consubstantial) with the daddy via whom all issues have been made which are made…. For Orthodox Christians the writer believes within the everlasting priority of the Holy Spirit from the daddy as first reason, and the temporal receipt of the Holy Spirit throughout the Son as taught via Saint Gregory Palamas in his exposition at the Orthodox Christian religion. He additionally defends Roman Catholic use of “and the Son” for temporal reception of the Holy Spirit through Western Christians as defended by means of very japanese Orthodox Saint Maximos the Confessor and Saint Pope Martin I.
"Excellent lover of God Theophilus1, a wealthy banquet is ready, Christ the residing Bread bargains His Divine physique to Christians who come to the marriage banquet. the area is chilly and entire of snow, bread is forged upon many waters yet few come. Souls die of starvation yet they won't dinner party at the dwelling Bread that doesn't die and has no finish. Is it that loved neighbors and associates are satiated with diverse foodstuff? Or are they blind to the Divine Bread provided? What will we do to chase them away? Christ turned one in every of us to ask all to the marriage dinner party so all of us may possibly turn into enthusiasts of God, fanatics of mankind and Theophilus. In an age of apostasy probably Christians may still replicate: 'Little little ones, but a short time i'm with you. You shall search me: and as I acknowledged to the Jews, Whither i am going, you can't come; so now I say to you. a brand new commandment I supply to you, that you just love each other; as i've got enjoyed you, that you just additionally love each other. by way of this shall all males recognize that you're my disciples, in case you have love one to another.'"
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Saint Luke's Gospel Mystical Ecumenism: Chapters 1-13 by R. Andrew Holland