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“So will they reign with Christ, receiving as their inheritance that heavenly kingdom which cannot be shaken”

All those who hold to true faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and show proof of their faith by good works, guarding themselves from sins or cleansing themselves from their stains by confession and repen­tance; who practice the virtues opposed … Continue reading

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“We have been entrusted with the administration and use of temporal wealth for the common good, not with the everlasting ownership of private property”

“What have you,” asks the Apostle, “that you have not received?” This means, beloved, that we should not be miserly, regarding possessions as our own, but should rather invest what has been entrusted to us. We have been entrusted with the … Continue reading

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“Christians live in their respective countries, but only as resident aliens; they participate in all things as citi­zens, and they endure all things as foreigners”

For Christians are no different from other people in terms of their country, language, or customs. Nowhere do they inhabit cities of their own, use a strange dialect, or live life out of the ordinary. They have not discovered this … Continue reading

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“To have a Christian love for our neighbors is to love God in them, or them in God”

Because God created us in his own image and likeness, he ordained that our love for one another should be in the image and likeness of the love we owe him, our God. He said: “You must love the Lord … Continue reading

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“He annuled the curse, put an end to death, opened paradise, destroyed sin, flung wide the gates of heaven, and introduced there the firstfruits of our race”

When the ten disciples were indignant with James and John for separating themselves from their company in the hope of obtaining the highest honor, Jesus corrected the disorderly passions of both groups. Notice how he did it. He called them … Continue reading

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“He is leading forward His redeemed, He is training His elect, one and all, to the one perfect knowledge and obedience of Christ”

For in truth we are not called once only, but many times; all through our life Christ is calling us. He called us first in Baptism; but afterwards also; whether we obey His voice or not, He graciously calls us … Continue reading

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“The rule, in the devastation, is the tick-tock that brings death”

We may distinguish, for the purposes of this investigation, two fundamental types of cosmic temporality, the difference between them being given by the different relations they bear to the LORD. These two kinds of cosmic time I call metronomic and … Continue reading

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