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It is no great hermeneutic feat to recognize that Rome crucified Jesus because of His claim to be king. The charge was posted over His head, after all. What is often overlooked, however, is that it is precisely because of their allegiance to that king - Jesus - that Rome persecuted His followers.
That the God of the Jews should father a son with magical powers was no more offensive to the Romans than the idea that Zeus should father Hercules. But what was intolerable was the fact that Jesus' followers did not stop with recognizing Him as divine; they had the audacity to claim He was their actual sovereign.
In short, while the Jews preserved their religion by shouting, "We have no king but Caesar," the early Christians sealed their fate by unabashedly declaring, "We have no king but Jesus!
Christopher Gorton Father Divine Sayings By Christopher Gorton: It is no great hermeneutic feat to recognize that Rome crucified Jesus because of His
A person like me who has grown up in a mixed culture ought to be spiritual. My mother is a Catholic, my father is a Muslim, and my wife is a Hindu. Personally, I feel spirituality is about being clear-hearted. It involves a sense of connection with the divine.Emraan Hashmi Father Divine Sayings By Emraan Hashmi: A person like me who has grown up in a mixed culture ought to be
Feel the love of God; then in every person you will see the face of the Father, the light of love which is in all. You will find a magic, living relationship uniting the trees, the sky, the stars, all people, and all living things; and you will feel a oneness with them. This is the code of divine love.Paramahansa Yogananda Father Divine Sayings By Paramahansa Yogananda: Feel the love of God; then in every person you will see the face of
Human fathers give human life, animal fathers give animal life, God the Father gives divine life. It's called grace.Peter Kreeft Father Divine Sayings By Peter Kreeft: Human fathers give human life, animal fathers give animal life, God the Father gives divine
Unless every member of this church gains for himself an unshakable testimony of the divinity of this church, he will be among those who will be deceived in this day when the "elect according to the covenant" are going to be tried and tested. Only those will survive who have gained for themselves that testimony. . . .

It is not alone sufficient for us as Latter-day Saints to follow our leaders and to accept their counsel, but we have the greater obligation to gain for ourselves the unshakable testimony of the divine appointment of these men and the witness that what they have told us is the will of our Heavenly Father.
Harold B. Lee Father Divine Sayings By Harold B. Lee: Unless every member of this church gains for himself an unshakable testimony of the divinity
The suffering of this life not only can make our temperament more like the Divine Personality of Jesus, but it detaches us from this world. This Divine preparation opens our souls to the working and pruning of the Father.Mother Angelica Father Divine Sayings By Mother Angelica: The suffering of this life not only can make our temperament more like the Divine
Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.Paul Of The Cross Father Divine Sayings By Paul Of The Cross: Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of
Regardless of nationality, all men are brothers. God is "our Father who art in heaven." The commandment "Thou shalt not kill" is unconditional and inexorable ... The lowly Nazarene taught us the doctrine of non-resistance, and so convinced was he of the soundness of that doctrine that he sealed his belief with death on the cross ... When human law conflicts with Divine law, my duty is clear. Conscience, my infallible guide, impels me to tell you that prison, death, or both, are infinitely preferable to joining any branch of the Army.Ben Salmon Father Divine Sayings By Ben Salmon: Regardless of nationality, all men are brothers. God is "our Father who art in heaven."
Once, I remember, Father Abbot said that our purpose is justice, and with God lies the privilege of mercy. But even God, when he intends mercy, needs tools to his hand.Ellis Peters Father Divine Sayings By Ellis Peters: Once, I remember, Father Abbot said that our purpose is justice, and with God lies
You come from a wonderful family: Your father is the Divine. Your mother is the Earth. You have many siblings. And you are loved.Robbie Vorhaus Father Divine Sayings By Robbie Vorhaus: You come from a wonderful family: Your father is the Divine. Your mother is the
If the judges in Psalm 82 "to whom the word of God came" were considered to be men rather than gods by Jesus, then his appeal to the passage to justify his claims of deity would be nonsensical. He would essentially be saying "I am a god in the same way that human judges were human representatives of God." But this would not be controversial, it would divest Jesus of all deity, and they would certainly not seek to stone him. No, Jesus is affirming the divinity of the sons of God in Psalm 82 and chastising the Jews that their own Scriptures allow for the existence of divine beings (gods) other than the Father, so it would not be inherently unscriptural for another being to claim divinity. Of course, Jesus is the species-unique Son of God (John 1:18),[17] the "visible Yahweh" co-regent over the divine council (Dan. 7). But Jesus' point is that the diversity of deity is not unknown in the Old Testament.[18]Brian Godawa Father Divine Sayings By Brian Godawa: If the judges in Psalm 82 "to whom the word of God came" were considered
According to Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36, God promised to impart His law into us, to change our heart, to regenerate our spirit, and to put His Spirit within us. As a result, we have the inward law, which is actually God Himself, to produce in us not only what God requires, but also what God is. This was the reason the Lord Jesus said to His disciples, "You therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt. 5:48). When the divine life within us grows to perfection, we shall be perfect even as our Father is perfect.Witness Lee Father Divine Sayings By Witness Lee: According to Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36, God promised to impart His law into us,
To please God ... to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness ... to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son- it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.C.S. Lewis Father Divine Sayings By C.S. Lewis: To please God ... to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness ... to
Jesus did not have human blood: He was born of the virgin Mary with the divine blood of His Father.Ernest Angley Father Divine Sayings By Ernest Angley: Jesus did not have human blood: He was born of the virgin Mary with the
Man is afraid, the world is a strange world, and man wants to be secure, safe. In childhood the father protects, the mother protects. But there are many people, millions of them, who never grow beyond their childhoods. They remain stuck somewhere, and they still need a father and a mother. Hence God is called the Father or the Mother. They need a divine Father to protect them; they are not mature enough to be on their own. They need some security.Rajneesh Father Divine Sayings By Rajneesh: Man is afraid, the world is a strange world, and man wants to be secure,
A jeweler will prefer the smallest fragment of diamond to several sapphires; and so, in the order established by God, our intimacy with Him gives Him more glory than all possible good, procured by us, for a great number of souls, but to the detriment of our own progress. Our Heavenly Father, "who devotes Himself more to the direction of a soul in which He reigns, than to the natural government of the whole universe and to the civil government of all empires," looks for this harmony in our zeal.Jean-Baptiste Chautard Father Divine Sayings By Jean-Baptiste Chautard: A jeweler will prefer the smallest fragment of diamond to several sapphires; and so, in
I bear testimony of our Heavenly Father, the Father of our spirits; of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Savior; and of the Holy Ghost, who is the means through which we receive divine guidance. I bear testimony that we can personally receive inspiration.Allan F. Packer Father Divine Sayings By Allan F. Packer: I bear testimony of our Heavenly Father, the Father of our spirits; of Jesus Christ,
Have faith that you are a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves you.

Determine which of your divine gifts will allow you to be a champion for Christ.

Realize that you have been sent to Earth with a divine mission that is yours to achieve.

Let your knowledge come from the good parts of life that surround you.

Choose to set high standards and defend them.

Become a great woman by doing good. Always be on the Lord's errand.

Leave your mark. Be true in every situation--even when no one is watching.

Let your strength come from having high moral standards.

Look to Him.
Stand as His witness.
Become a keeper of what matters most.
Emily Belle Freeman Father Divine Sayings By Emily Belle Freeman: Have faith that you are a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves you.Determine which of
Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n,
Father of Mercy and Grace, thou didst not doom
So strictly, but much more to pity incline:
No sooner did thy dear and only Son
Perceive thee purpos'd not to doom frail Man
So strictly, but much more to pity inclin'd,
He to appease thy wrath, and end the strife
Of mercy and Justice in thy face discern'd,
Regardless of the Bliss wherein hee sat
Second to thee, offer'd himself to die
For man's offence. O unexampl'd love,
Love nowhere to be found less than Divine!
Hail Son of God, Saviour of Men, thy Name
Shall be the copious matter of my Song
Henceforth, and never shall my Harp thy praise
Forget, nor from thy Father's praise disjoin.
John Milton Father Divine Sayings By John Milton: Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n,Father of Mercy and Grace, thou didst
Every divine action begins from the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Holy Spirit.Saint Basil Father Divine Sayings By Saint Basil: Every divine action begins from the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in
It is my firm belief that the God of Heaven raised up the founding fathers and inspired them to establish the Constitution of this land. This is part of my religious faith. To me this is not just another nation. It is a great and glorious nation with a divine mission to perform for liberty-loving people everywhere.Ezra Taft Benson Father Divine Sayings By Ezra Taft Benson: It is my firm belief that the God of Heaven raised up the founding fathers
Mary lived in the divine Eucharist, the center of her love. All her thoughts, words, and actions sprang from It like the rays from the sun. The Eucharist was the oracle which she consulted, the grace which she followed. But Jesus Christ in His Sacrament lives the same life of love which consumed Him in His mortal days. In His sacramental state He continues to adore His Father by His depthless self-abasement. He is still the Mediator and Interceder with divine goodness for the salvation of menPeter Julian Eymard Father Divine Sayings By Peter Julian Eymard: Mary lived in the divine Eucharist, the center of her love. All her thoughts, words,
Our Heavenly Father continues to communicate with us through revelation. These revelations are communications of divine directions. They may come to us personally or through the voice of the Lord's chosen servants, the prophets, seers, and revelators.L. Lionel Kendrick Father Divine Sayings By L. Lionel Kendrick: Our Heavenly Father continues to communicate with us through revelation. These revelations are communications of
But the ultimate reason for our hope is not to be found at all in what we want, wish for and wait for; the ultimate reason is that we are wanted and wished for and waited for. What is it that awaits us? Does anything await us at all, or are we alone? Whenever we base our hope on trust in the divine mystery, we feel deep down in our hearts: there is someone who is waiting for you, who is hoping for you, who believes in you. We are waited for as the prodigal son in the parable is waited for by his father. We are accepted and received, as a mother takes her children into her arms and comforts them. God is our last hope because we are God's
first love.
Jurgen Moltmann Father Divine Sayings By Jurgen Moltmann: But the ultimate reason for our hope is not to be found at all in
After we have been subdued by the law and tell the Lord that we cannot fulfill His requirements, that we simply cannot be holy as God is or perfect as the Father is, the Lord will say, "Simply open and receive Me. Let Me come into you and fulfill these requirements for you. I want to be your holiness and your perfection." We cannot be holy, but we can be sanctified. Likewise, we cannot be perfect, but we can be perfected. God's desire is to come into us to be our life and our person. In this way, He becomes one with us, and we become one with Him. Then as He lives in us, we live Him. This is the basic principle of the divine revelation in the Bible.Witness Lee Father Divine Sayings By Witness Lee: After we have been subdued by the law and tell the Lord that we cannot
Prayer is a divine worship due to none but God the Father, Son, and Spirit.9Douglas Bond Father Divine Sayings By Douglas Bond: Prayer is a divine worship due to none but God the Father, Son, and Spirit.9
When Debbie was fourteen, she felt "impressed by the Lord" to marry Ray Blackmore, the community leader. Debbie asked her father to share her divine impression with Prophet LeRoy Johnson, who would periodically travel to Bountiful from Short Creek to perform various religious duties. Because Debbie was lithe and beautiful, Uncle Roy approved of the match. A year later the prophet returned to Canada and married her to the ailing fifty-seven-year-old Blackmore. As his sixth wife, Debbie became a stepmother to Blackmore's thirty-one kids, most of whom were older than she was. And because he happened to be the father of Debbie's own stepmother, Mem, she unwittingly became a stepmother to her stepmother, and thus a step grandmother to herself.Jon Krakauer Father Divine Sayings By Jon Krakauer: When Debbie was fourteen, she felt "impressed by the Lord" to marry Ray Blackmore, the
The question is, whether, like the Divine Child in the Temple, we are turning knowledge into wisdom, and whether, understanding more of the mysteries of life, we are feeling more of its sacred law; and whether, having left behind the priests and the scribes and the doctors and the fathers, we are about our Father's business, and becoming wise to God.Frederick William Robertson Father Divine Sayings By Frederick William Robertson: The question is, whether, like the Divine Child in the Temple, we are turning knowledge
To conceive God as an all-powerful Person, or else, under the name of Christ, as a human person, is to exclude oneself from the true love of God. For this reason we must love the perfection of the heavenly Father even in the diffusion of sunlight. The divine and absolute model of that renunciation in us - which is obedience - is the creative and ordained principle of the universe, such is the fullness of being.Simone Weil Father Divine Sayings By Simone Weil: To conceive God as an all-powerful Person, or else, under the name of Christ, as
The specific sufferings of Jesus do not amount to redemption: rather, redemption is wrought through the uniqueness of the person who suffered and the perfect charity for which, in which and by which he suffered. The uniqueness of the suffering of Christ, then, lies in the pro knobs, which is bound to the freedom through which the Son endures "every human suffering" on account of love. To say that Jesus endured "every human suffering" does not mean that he specifically suffered every thing that every person ever did or could suffer, but the he "sums up" in this Passion the suffering so fate world, mystically including them in his own suffering and recapitulating them in the form of perfect love. The whole weight of this psychological and physical dereliction of humanity is, in Christ, suffered and sorrowed now within God himself, in the sense that the human sufferings of Christ are "one" with the divine filial relation that constitutes his unity with the Father.Aaron Riches Father Divine Sayings By Aaron Riches: The specific sufferings of Jesus do not amount to redemption: rather, redemption is wrought through
And what if this singular man in some unprecedented, unrepeatable way was in touch with the divine, was divine as claimed - which, with the evidence of Father Joe before me, did not seem quite so outrageous a claim as before? What if the story of the Resurrection was actually, factually true, not just an extra crowd-pleasing narrative twist but a once-in-the-planet's-lifetime occurrence designed to demonstrate that there was hope after death and that the resurrectee was everything he said he was? Then the world and the universe would be totally different places. True good might even be attainable in life as well as the self-evident evil.Tony Hendra Father Divine Sayings By Tony Hendra: And what if this singular man in some unprecedented, unrepeatable way was in touch with
Personal God To judge from the covenant between God and Abraham-note, too, the reference to a "god of Nahor" in Genesis 31:53-the ancient Hebrews were familiar with the idea of a personal god. The belief in the existence of a personal god was evolved by the Sumerians at least as early as the middle of the third millennium B.c. According to Sumerian teachers and sages, every adult male and family head had his "personal god," or a kind of good angel whom he looked upon as his divine father. This personal god was in all probability adopted by the Sumerian paterfamilias as the result of an oracle or a dream or a vision involving a mutual understanding or agreementSamuel Noah Kramer Father Divine Sayings By Samuel Noah Kramer: Personal God To judge from the covenant between God and Abraham-note, too, the reference to
Homage to thee, 0 Sekhmet-Bast-Ra, thou mistress of the gods, thou bearer of wings, lady of the Anes bandlet, queen of the crowns of the South and of the North, only One, sovereign of her father, superior to whom the gods cannot be, thou mighty one of enchantments in the Boat of Millions of Years, thou who art pre-eminent, who risest in the seat of silence ... mistress and lady of the tomb, mother in the horizon of heaven, gracious one, beloved, destroyer of rebellion, offerings are in thy grasp, and thou art standing in the bows of the boat of thy divine father to overthrow the
Fiend. Thou hast placed Maat in the bows of his boat.
Jocelyn Almond Father Divine Sayings By Jocelyn Almond: Homage to thee,
The real important function of the church is to present the symbol, to perform the rite, to let you behold this divine message in such a way that you are capable of experiencing it. What the relationship of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost to each other might be, in technical terms, is not half important as you, the celebrant, feeling the Virgin Birth within you, the birth of the mystic, mythic being that is your own spiritual life.Joseph Campbell Father Divine Sayings By Joseph Campbell: The real important function of the church is to present the symbol, to perform the
When we see all women as the divine mother and all men as the divine father, everyone you meet is sacred.Stephen Levine Father Divine Sayings By Stephen Levine: When we see all women as the divine mother and all men as the divine
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or loves it without understanding it. But blessed is that kiss whereby not only is God recognized but also the Father is loved; for there is never full knowledge without perfect love.Bernard Of Clairvaux Father Divine Sayings By Bernard Of Clairvaux: Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the
Prayer is more than thoughts and feelings expressed in words. It is the opening of mind and heart - our whole being to God our Abba Father. It is Divine Union.Richard J. Foster Father Divine Sayings By Richard J. Foster: Prayer is more than thoughts and feelings expressed in words. It is the opening of
God in his infinite mercy has devised a way by which justice can be satisfied, and yet mercy can be triumphant. Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, took upon himself the form of man, and offered unto Divine Justice that which was accepted as an equivalent for the punishment due to all his people.Charles Spurgeon Father Divine Sayings By Charles Spurgeon: God in his infinite mercy has devised a way by which justice can be satisfied,
Since Christ is the only way to the Father, in order to highlight His living and saving presence in the Church and the world, the International Eucharistic Congress will take place in Rome, on the occasion of the Great Jubilee. The Year 2000 will be intensely Eucharistic: in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the Savior, who took flesh in Mary's womb twenty centuries ago, continues to offer Himself to humanity as the source of Divine LifePope John Paul II Father Divine Sayings By Pope John Paul II: Since Christ is the only way to the Father, in order to highlight His living
1877. The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to be transformed into the image of the Father's only Son. This vocation takes a personal form since each of us is called to enter into the divine beatitude; it also concerns the human community as a whole.The Catholic Church Father Divine Sayings By The Catholic Church: 1877. The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to
To restore man, who had been laid low by sin, to the heights of divine glory, the Word of the eternal Father, though containing all things within His immensity, willed to become small. This He did not by putting aside His greatness but by taking to Himself our littleness.Thomas Aquinas Father Divine Sayings By Thomas Aquinas: To restore man, who had been laid low by sin, to the heights of divine
The depiction of the divine family is one of the key expressions of the greatest word of power, the Unpronounceable Name of God, or Tetragrammaton. This fourfold name is comprised of the Hebrew letters Yod, Heh, Vav, Heh corresponding respectively to the Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter. The correct pronunciation of Tetragrammaton, which was said to be immensely powerful and capable of destroying the universe, has been lost for centuries. Significantly, if the Yod, symbolising God the Father, is removed from this name, we are left with Heh Vav Heh, which spells Eve, the first woman of the Book of Genesis and some of the Gnostic texts.Sorita D'este Father Divine Sayings By Sorita D'este: The depiction of the divine family is one of the key expressions of the greatest
Remember that in ascending to the Father You could not leave us orphans; And in making yourself a prisoner on earth You knew to veil all your divine rays. But the shadow of your veil is luminous and pure. Living Bread of faith, Celestial Food, O mystery of love! My daily Bread, Jesus, is You! ... Jesus, it is you who, despite the blasphemies Of the enemies of the Sacrament of love, It is you who want to show how much you love me, Since you make your dwelling in my heart. O Bread of the exiled! Holy and Divine Host, It is no longer I who live, but I live on your lifeTherese Of Lisieux Father Divine Sayings By Therese Of Lisieux: Remember that in ascending to the Father You could not leave us orphans; And in
Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge, it is a divine calling. It is an effort requiring consecration.James E. Faust Father Divine Sayings By James E. Faust: Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge, it is a
Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?Max Muller Father Divine Sayings By Max Muller: Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the
God never gives dominion to any creature which has not received his image. His image is love. Other things belong to God; but God is love. No creature that has not love will be allowed to have a permanent empire. The Father of mercy will not put the reigns of government into a hand that has no heart. Dominion is a very solemn thing; it may oppress, crush, destroy. The Father must have a guarantee for its gentleness. What guarantee can there be but his image - the possession of a nature tender as the Divine?George Matheson Father Divine Sayings By George Matheson: God never gives dominion to any creature which has not received his image. His image
We can understand that the Fathers of the Church in the East wanted Apocalypse left out of the New Testament. But like Judas among the disciples, it was inevitable that it should be included. The Apocalypse is the feet of clay to the grand Christian image. And down crashes the image, on the weakness of these very feet. There is Jesus
but there is also John the Divine. There is Christian love
and there is Christian envy. The former would "save" the world
the latter will never be satisfied till it has destroyed the world. They are two sides of the same medal.
D.H. Lawrence Father Divine Sayings By D.H. Lawrence: We can understand that the Fathers of the Church in the East wanted Apocalypse left
When you are in the temple, remember that you are in the living presence of the Lord God, that you stand before His face, before His eyes, in the living presence of the Mother of God, of the holy angels, and of the first-born of the Church - that is, our forefathers, the prophets, Apostles, hierarchs, martyrs, reverend Fathers, the righteous, and all the saints. Always have the remembrance and consciousness of this when you are in the temple, and stand with devotion, taking part willingly and with all your heart in the Divine service.John Of Kronstadt Father Divine Sayings By John Of Kronstadt: When you are in the temple, remember that you are in the living presence of
Men should not be sexing their women in the missionary position because they are facing away from the sky. Instead of looking down, men are to look up. To the vastness of Father SkyMatthew Fox Father Divine Sayings By Matthew Fox: Men should not be sexing their women in the missionary position because they are facing
But if we desire the advancement of the Divine life within us, we must know more of Jesus - we must discern more beauty in our Beloved - we must see more of the glory of our Incarnate God - we must know more of the love and grace of the Father in the gift of His dear Son - we must, in a word, grow in the knowledge of God and of Christ.Octavius Winslow Father Divine Sayings By Octavius Winslow: But if we desire the advancement of the Divine life within us, we must know
Dads, is it too bold to hope that our children might have some small portion of the feeling for us that the Divine Son felt for His Father?Jeffrey R. Holland Father Divine Sayings By Jeffrey R. Holland: Dads, is it too bold to hope that our children might have some small portion
Fatherhood is sacred.Lailah Gifty Akita Father Divine Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Fatherhood is sacred.
Everything he wrote aims at awakening others to the contemplative dimension in themselves. His contemplative theology-as well as his entire theological "system"-emphasizes the ultimate value of the experiential approach to the Divine Reality. To this end, he encouraged a rigorous sauJhaaaa-, or spiritual practice. This practice includes meditation (dbyiuia) and asceticism (tapas), and Father Bede practiced both with extreme assiduousness as the way to come to mystical realization and identification with the Absolute, to have knowledge of God (brahmavidya), which is like the &iosis of the Christian tradition or jnana in the contemplative way.Wayne Teasdale Father Divine Sayings By Wayne Teasdale: Everything he wrote aims at awakening others to the contemplative dimension in themselves. His contemplative
The Watchers were Sons of God, members of Elohim's divine council, or heavenly host. Two hundred of them rebelled and fell to earth during the ancient days of Jared. Led by the mightiest of the Watchers, Semjaza and Azazel, they had taken on new identities as gods of the Mesopotamian pantheon. They were referred to as gods, Watchers, or even Watcher gods. Semjaza had become Anu, the most high father god of the pantheon. Azazel had become his consort Inanna. Ishtar snorted in disgust at that memory.Brian Godawa Father Divine Sayings By Brian Godawa: The Watchers were Sons of God, members of Elohim's divine council, or heavenly host. Two
But, did the Divinity [of Christ] suffer? [ ... ] The holy fathers explained this point through the aforementioned clear example of the red-hot iron, it is the analogy equated for the Divine Nature which became united with the human nature. They explained that when the blacksmith strikes the red-hot iron, the hammer is actually striking both the iron and the fire united with it. The iron alone bends (suffers) whilst the fire is untouched though it bends with the iron.Pope Shenouda III Of Alexandria Father Divine Sayings By Pope Shenouda III Of Alexandria: But, did the Divinity [of Christ] suffer? [ ... ] The holy fathers explained this
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. AnE. Paige Father Divine Sayings By E. Paige: O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons,
Say, I swear the best Messiah in the whole show is this darky, Father Divine.Sinclair Lewis Father Divine Sayings By Sinclair Lewis: Say, I swear the best Messiah in the whole show is this darky, Father Divine.
author" meant "father," from the Latin word for "master," auctor. Auctor-ship implied authority, something that, in most of the world, had been the divine right of kings and religious leaders since Gilgamesh ruled Uruk four thousand years earlier. It was not to be shared with mere mortals. An "inventor," from invenire, "find," was a discoverer, not a creator, until the 1550s. "Credit," from credo, "trust," did not mean "acknowledgment" until the late sixteenth century.Kevin Ashton Father Divine Sayings By Kevin Ashton: author" meant "father," from the Latin word for "master," auctor. Auctor-ship implied authority, something that,
The soul's unquenchable eros for the divine, of which Plotinus and Gregory of Nyssa and countless Christian contemplatives speak, Sufism's 'ishq or passionately adherent love for God, Jewish mysticism's devekut, Hinduism's bhakti, Sikhism's pyaar - these are all names for the acute manifestation of a love that, in a more chronic and subtle form, underlies all knowledge, all openness of the mind to the truth of things. This is because, in God, the fullness of being is also a perfect act of infinite consciousness that, wholly possessing the truth of being in itself, forever finds its consummation in boundless delight. The Father knows his own essence perfectly in the mirror of the Logos and rejoices in the Spirit who is the "bond of love" or "bond of glory" in which divine being and divine consciousness are perfectly joined. God's wujud is also his wijdan - his infinite being is infinite consciousness - in the unity of his wajd, the bliss of perfect enjoyment. TheDavid Bentley Hart Father Divine Sayings By David Bentley Hart: The soul's unquenchable eros for the divine, of which Plotinus and Gregory of Nyssa and
Total surrender to the will of God actually is sacrificing oneself as a burnt offering to God. The proof of this state is dying to oneself, - to one's own opinions, wishes and feelings or tastes, in order to live by Divine intellect, in conformity with the Divine will and in partaking of God. In the forefront of this endeavor is our Lord and Savior. He surrendered the whole of Himself to God the Father, and us in Himself, 'For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones' (Eph. 5:30). So let us hasten in His footsteps?Lorenzo Scupoli Father Divine Sayings By Lorenzo Scupoli: Total surrender to the will of God actually is sacrificing oneself as a burnt offering
But of that day and hour no one knows neither the angels in heaven nor the Son but only the Father.' We are not to think that the Son of God as he is God did not know the day or hour but only that his human nature did not know it because his divine nature had not chosen to reveal it to his human nature.John Owen Father Divine Sayings By John Owen: But of that day and hour no one knows neither the angels in heaven nor
You have a mother?"
He quirked a brow. "Did you think mine was some sort of divine birth? My father was a remarkable man, but even he was not that talented.
Julia Quinn Father Divine Sayings By Julia Quinn: You have a mother?"He quirked a brow. "Did you think mine was some sort of
Of course, a Christian can revert to old habits and act unloving at times, but that is no longer their nature. Being unloving is not supposed to be our regular way of life. We are now partakers of the divine nature. As Christians, when we drift off center of the Father's love, we need to recognize our error and repent, coming back into the light.Chad Kidd Father Divine Sayings By Chad Kidd: Of course, a Christian can revert to old habits and act unloving at times, but
So many of our prayers are self-centered grocery lists of personal cravings that have no bigger agenda than to make our lives a little more comfortable. They tend to treat God more as our personal shopper than a holy and wise Father-King. Such prayers forget God's glory and long for a greater experience of the glories of the created world. They lack fear, reverence, wonder, and worship. They're more like pulling up the divine shopping site than bowing our knees in adoration and worship. They are motivated more by awe of ourselves and our pleasures than by a heart-rattling, satisfaction-producing awe of the Redeemer to whom we are praying.Paul David Tripp Father Divine Sayings By Paul David Tripp: So many of our prayers are self-centered grocery lists of personal cravings that have no
To deny the force of divine judgment, then, is to make God less than God, and to make us less than His children. For every father must discipline His children, and paternal discipline is itself a mercy, a fatherly expression of love.Scott Hahn Father Divine Sayings By Scott Hahn: To deny the force of divine judgment, then, is to make God less than God,
In consequence of our limited ideas of the sufferings of Christ, we place a low estimate upon the great work of the atonement. The glorious plan of man's salvation was brought about through the infinite love of God the Father. In this divine plan is seen the most marvelous manifestation of the love of God to the fallen race.Ellen G. White Father Divine Sayings By Ellen G. White: In consequence of our limited ideas of the sufferings of Christ, we place a low
A woman of faith is blessed by faithful men in her life who hold the priesthood of God and honor this privilege: her father, bishop, husband, brothers, sons. They value her and the divine gifts given by God to His daughter. They sustain and encourage, and they understand the great mission of her life as a woman. They love her; they bless her.Margaret D. Nadauld Father Divine Sayings By Margaret D. Nadauld: A woman of faith is blessed by faithful men in her life who hold the
Every fool believes what his teachers tell him, and calls his credulity science or morality as confidently as his father called it divine revelation.George Bernard Shaw Father Divine Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: Every fool believes what his teachers tell him, and calls his credulity science or morality
The sweetest feeling in mortality is to realize that God, our Heavenly Father, knows each one of us and generously permits us to see and to share His divine power to save.Thomas S. Monson Father Divine Sayings By Thomas S. Monson: The sweetest feeling in mortality is to realize that God, our Heavenly Father, knows each
Jesus was handed over to those who killed him "by God's set purpose and foreknowledge" (Acts 2:23). Jesus' death was not an accident; it had to happen. At the same time, seeing the death of Christ as satisfaction for sin, as divine punishment, does not mean that there is a rift in the Godhead between an angry Father and the loving Son he punishes. Through Christ's death, expiation of sins, righteousness, and eternal life are secured for believers. God's grace does not nullify the satisfaction and merit of Christ but is the ultimate ground for that merit. It is the love of God that sent the Son into the world (John 3:16), and on the cross Jesus remained the beloved Son.Anonymous Father Divine Sayings By Anonymous: Jesus was handed over to those who killed him "by God's set purpose and foreknowledge"
It is one thing to die. It is another thing for an innocent person to die for a guilty one. It is something much more that Jesus would take on himself all the curses the world deserved in concentrated form. This meant that his relationship with his Father, the one thing that had sustained him throughout all the previous insults and rejection, was about to be removed. Moses knew he could not lead the people through the wilderness unless God was present. Without his Father's grace and mercy, Jesus had to wonder if he would be able to take one more step, let alone make it all the way to the cross. So he prayed. The result was that he was strengthened. His mission came into full view (John 18:11), and he was able to see the divine plan to the end. From that point on, the gospel accounts communicate two unmistakable points. They press these points until we are undone by them: Jesus experienced incomparable shame, and he experienced it at the hands of everyone.Edward T. Welch Father Divine Sayings By Edward T. Welch: It is one thing to die. It is another thing for an innocent person to
Divine power does not travel in words but in a personal relationship (John 5:19; 15:5). We cannot simply go around saying the right words and shouting the right commands and expect results. Jesus had to be led by his Father, and so do we.Zondervan Publishing Father Divine Sayings By Zondervan Publishing: Divine power does not travel in words but in a personal relationship (John 5:19; 15:5).
Just as the divine Redeemer, dying on the Cross, offered Himself as Head of the whole human race to the eternal Father, so also in this "clean oblation" (Mal 1:2), He, as Head of the Church, offers not only Himself but, in Himself, all His mystical members.Pope Pius XII Father Divine Sayings By Pope Pius XII: Just as the divine Redeemer, dying on the Cross, offered Himself as Head of the
Mothers, your relationship with your daughter is of paramount importance, and so is your example. How you love and honor her father, his priesthood, and his divine role will be reflected and perhaps amplified in your daughter's attitudes and behavior.Elaine S. Dalton Father Divine Sayings By Elaine S. Dalton: Mothers, your relationship with your daughter is of paramount importance, and so is your example.
Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare, 'I and my Father are One.'James Allen Father Divine Sayings By James Allen: Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare, 'I and my
The other day a little girl in the fifth grade put me in an awkward spot by stating: 'Is it fair that Jesus created seven sacraments and only six of them are available to women?' She was referring, obviously, to Holy Orders to which -- according to eternal tradition -- only males are admitted. What could I answer? After looking around, I said: "In this classroom I see boys and girls. You boys can ask: 'Is anyone among the males of the world the father of Jesus?' The boys' answer: 'No, because Saint Joseph was only the putative father.' But you girls" -- I went on -- "can ask: 'Was one of us women the mother of Jesus?' And the answer is: 'Yes.'" Then I said: "You are right, but think this over. If no woman can be pope or bishop or priest, this is compensated for a thousand times over by the divine maternity, which honors exceptionally both woman and motherhood." My little protester seemed convinced.Pope John Paul I Father Divine Sayings By Pope John Paul I: The other day a little girl in the fifth grade put me in an awkward
Surely it is a matter of joy, that your faith in Jesus has been preserved; the Comforter that should relieve you is not far from you. But as you are a Christian, in the name of that Saviour, who was filled with bitterness and made druken with wormwood, I conjre you to have recourse in frequent prayer to 'his God and your God,' the God of mercies, and father of all comfort. Your poor father is, I hope, almost senseless of the calamity; the unconscious instrument of Divine Providence knows it not, and your mother is in heaven.Charles Lamb Father Divine Sayings By Charles Lamb: Surely it is a matter of joy, that your faith in Jesus has been preserved;
He saves us by realistic restoration of our heart to God and then by dwelling there with his Father through the distinctively divine Spirit. The heart thus renovated and inhabited is the only real hope of humanity on earth.Dallas Willard Father Divine Sayings By Dallas Willard: He saves us by realistic restoration of our heart to God and then by dwelling
Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ's prayer. A good old divine remarks, Many times Jesus and His people pull against one another in prayer. You bend your knee in prayer and say 'Father, I will that Thy saints be with me where I am'; Christ says, 'Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.Charles Haddon Spurgeon Father Divine Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to
Let me say to you sisters that you do not hold a second place in our Father's plan for the eternal happiness and well-being of His children. You are an absolutely essential part of that plan. Without you the plan could not function. Without you the entire program would be frustrated ... Each of you is a daughter of God, endowed with a divine birthright. You need no defense of that position ... There is strength and great capacity in the women of this Church. There is leadership and direction, a certain spirit of independence, and yet great satisfaction in being a part of the Lord's kingdom..Gordon B. Hinckley Father Divine Sayings By Gordon B. Hinckley: Let me say to you sisters that you do not hold a second place in
We never know through what Divine mysteries of compensation the great Father of the universe may be carrying out His sublime plan; but those three words, "God is love " ought to contain, to every doubting soul, the solution of all things.Dinah Maria Murlock Craik Father Divine Sayings By Dinah Maria Murlock Craik: We never know through what Divine mysteries of compensation the great Father of the universe
Essential to receiving divine forgiveness are personal, individual recognition and acceptance of our Father's mercy, made available to us by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and a renewed covenant to obey the principles of the gospel.Ronald E. Poelman Father Divine Sayings By Ronald E. Poelman: Essential to receiving divine forgiveness are personal, individual recognition and acceptance of our Father's mercy,
And shall God be present in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall the new creation have the fickle genius of free will to preside over it when divine counsel rules the old creation? Look at Providence! Who knoweth not that not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father?Charles Haddon Spurgeon Father Divine Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: And shall God be present in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall
The honor that we pay to the Son of God, as well as that which we render to God the Father, consists of an upright course of life. This is plainly taught us by the passage, "You that boast of the Law, through breaking the Law dishonor God." ... For if he who transgresses the law dishonors God by his transgression, ... it is evident that he who keeps the law honors God. So the worshipper of God is he whose life is regulated by the principles and teachings of the Divine WordOrigen Father Divine Sayings By Origen: The honor that we pay to the Son of God, as well as that which
The priest comes. not as an obscurantist, but wearing the intelligible vestments of living faith, divine but positive, ministering in Word and Sacrament that which is humanity's hope and salvation, the divine energy in which he lives with Christ in the Father through the Holy Spirit, identified but not accommodated to the world Christ seeks to save.Arthur Middleton Father Divine Sayings By Arthur Middleton: The priest comes. not as an obscurantist, but wearing the intelligible vestments of living faith,
We are all the spirit sons and daughters of a loving God who is our Father. We are part of His family. He is not a father in some allegorical or poetic sense. He is literally the Father of our spirits. He cares for each one of us. Though this world has a way of diminishing and demeaning men and women, the reality is we are all of royal, divine lineage. In that unprecedented appearance of the Father and the Son in the Sacred Grove, the very first word spoken by the Father of us all was the personal name of Joseph. Such is our Father's personal relationship with each of us. He knows our names and yearns for us to become worthy to return to live with Him.M. Russell Ballard Father Divine Sayings By M. Russell Ballard: We are all the spirit sons and daughters of a loving God who is our
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of Mesivta Beis Shraga related how his father used to say that on Purim, the handle of the gragger (noisemaker) we spin is beneath the gragger itself, while on Chanukah the handle of the dreidel (four-sided top) we spin is on top. Purim, he expounded, represents human initiative, an "awakening from below," while Chanukah represents Divine intervention, an "awakening from above." On Purim, we stir ourselves with drink, joy, a hearty meal and other activities. On Chanukah, we light a candle that we are not allowed to use for any purpose other than to gaze at its flame. We just sit back and look. We let Hashem take over. We remind ourselves that Hashem is running the show.Yaakov Astor Father Divine Sayings By Yaakov Astor: Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of Mesivta Beis Shraga related how his father used to say that
As the Lord's divine nature had no mother, so His human nature had no father.D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Father Divine Sayings By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: As the Lord's divine nature had no mother, so His human nature had no father.
The Father, Who is Justice, is not without the Son or the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit, Who kindles the heart of the faithful, is not without the Father and the Son; and the Son, Who is the plenitude of fruition, is not without the Father or the Holy Spirit; they are inseparable in Divine Majesty.Hildegard Of Bingen Father Divine Sayings By Hildegard Of Bingen: The Father, Who is Justice, is not without the Son or the Holy Spirit; and
When we speak with others about our experience in Christ, it sharpens our attentiveness to the voice and will of the Father. Sharing our stories helps us clarify the intentions of our hearts toward the fulfillment of his divine will. A small circle of friends also reminds us of the presence, power and protection of the Holy Spirit. Confiding in one another instills a sense of hope for the future as children who are dearly loved by their Father.Stephen A. Macchia Father Divine Sayings By Stephen A. Macchia: When we speak with others about our experience in Christ, it sharpens our attentiveness to
We glorify the Holy Ghost together with the Father and the Son, from the conviction that He is not separated from the Divine Nature; for that which is foreign by nature does not share in the same honors.Saint Basil Father Divine Sayings By Saint Basil: We glorify the Holy Ghost together with the Father and the Son, from the conviction
Even more richly than in His name and attributes, God has revealed Himself in His Word as the Triune God. In this revelation He reveals the great mystery, far beyond the comprehension of all creatures, that His simple Divine Essence consists in three Persons; and that not in such a way that each of the three persons would possess one part of the Divine Essence, so that by combining they would form the full God-head; but God is a simple Being, and thus is far from being a combination of parts. God consists not of three Persons, but in three Persons; the full Being of God is in the Father, and the same full Being is in the Son, and in the Holy Spirit. The Father is God; the Son is God, no less than the Father; and the Holy Spirit is God, of the same eternity, glory, and majesty as the Father and Son. Among the Divine Persons there is not a first or last, nor is one greater or less. And still there is but one, simple, Divine Being. God is Tri-une.G.H. Kersten Father Divine Sayings By G.H. Kersten: Even more richly than in His name and attributes, God has revealed Himself in His
To pray is to have a conversation with Deity. This sacred and supernal communication with Heavenly Father is a divine and delicate process. This crucial communication should be conducted with great care and in compliance with sacred counsel.L. Lionel Kendrick Father Divine Sayings By L. Lionel Kendrick: To pray is to have a conversation with Deity. This sacred and supernal communication with
His Presbyterian minster father had believed in a divine design, and Mozasu believed that life was like this game where the player could adjust the dials yet also expect the uncertainty of factors he couldn't control. He understood why his customers wanted to play something that looked fixed but which also left room for randomness and hope.Min Jin Lee Father Divine Sayings By Min Jin Lee: His Presbyterian minster father had believed in a divine design, and Mozasu believed that life
As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past. Our Heavenly Father gave His Son. The Son of God gave His life. We are asked by Them to give our lives, as it were, in Their divine service. Will you? Will I? Will we? There are lessons to be taught, there are kind deeds to be done, there are souls to be saved.Thomas S. Monson Father Divine Sayings By Thomas S. Monson: As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past.
The Divine has loved me as mother, as father, and as friend, behind all friends. I searched for that one Friend behind all friends, that one lover whom I now see glimmering in all your faces. And that friend never fails me.Paramahansa Yogananda Father Divine Sayings By Paramahansa Yogananda: The Divine has loved me as mother, as father, and as friend, behind all friends.
Mary had said: "Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." Jesus corrects her: I am with my father. My father is not Joseph, but another - God himself. It is to him that I belong, and here I am with him. Could Jesus' divine sonship be presented any more clearly?Pope Benedict XVI Father Divine Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: Mary had said: "Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." Jesus corrects
When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can?Jane Frances De Chantal Father Divine Sayings By Jane Frances De Chantal: When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in
There has come to you as your birthright something beautiful and sacred and divine. Never forget that. Your Eternal Father is the Great master of the Universe. He rules over all, but He also will listen to your prayers as His daughter and hear you as you speak with Him. He will answer your prayers. He will not leave you alone.Gordon B. Hinckley Father Divine Sayings By Gordon B. Hinckley: There has come to you as your birthright something beautiful and sacred and divine. Never
'Truly, truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in My Name, He will give it to you. Till now you have asked nothing in My Name; ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full' (Jn. 16:23). What a wonderful gift! It is a guarantee of unending, infinite blessings! It came from the lips of the unlimited God, clothed in limited humanity and called by the human name of Savior. The name by its exterior form is limited, but it represents an unlimited object, God, from Whom it borrows infinite, divine value or worth, the power and properties of God.Ignatius Bryanchaninov Father Divine Sayings By Ignatius Bryanchaninov: 'Truly, truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in My Name,