Things not seen, that are invisible, include everything in the whole area of faith, the creation of the universe, the incarnation of Christ, the judgment of the world by the deluge, the second advent of Christ, the final judgment, the ultimate reception by every man of the destiny, good or bad, that shall be assigned to him by God’s enforcement of universal judgment, founded on justice and mercy.
I found this on one of my journeys to the great state of Florida.
The supreme majesty and glory of the ineffable God, Creator and upholder of all things, whose existence is from everlasting to everlasting – let people contemplate such as this, and all of their petty misgivings and doubts will disappear.
This habit of praying toward a particular point has been maintained till this day by the Muslims who pray in the direction of Mecca.
In the light of Christ’s word, “In vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men,” one is compelled to view innovations in Christian worship as extremely sinful and hurtful.
In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul affirmed that Christ is our passover; but, as in most analogies, there are points of likeness and unlikeness.
Part 3 in “Worship” Blog Series
Part 2 in “Worship” Blog Series
Part 1 in “Worship” Blog Series
Christ bore our sins in his own body on the tree, thus accomplishing what no typical lamb ever achieved.
The new commandment, on the other hand, is based on a new principle, measured by a higher standard than love of self.
This is based on Christ’s love, which was self-abandoning and self-sacrificing love.
So deeply ingrained in the fabric of Western civilization is the basic Christian concept of peace being better than war, that there are many who are seemingly unaware of its origin and of the Christian roots that sustain it.
The salutation here is not that of Paul, as if he had said, “Kiss everyone for me,” but the salutation of the members themselves for one another with a sacred kiss of Christian love.
“All things” includes all sufferings, sorrows, infirmities, and everything else of a discouraging and calamitous nature which might befall God’s child on earth.
Glory to God in the highest is the so-called “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” another of the famous Latin hymns of Christendom.