Friday, August 08, 2008

The Problem of Fervor, pt. 2

It's also how I believe.

Did or did not Jesus take my sin? Did or did not Jesus rise? Is he is he not seated with the Father as my advocate and intercessor? Am I or am I not baptized into Christ?

My fervor makes none of these realities more or less true. Either God tells the truth or God lies. I believe he tells the truth. Therefore, I am in Christ.

It's what God the Son has done in union with the whole Godhead that matters.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Amen! Salvation is an expression of teh intimate love shared between the Persons of the Holy Trinity. How awesome that such love should extend to creatures.

Sanctification also involves divine illumination. Some of the most illuminated saints would be regarded as lacking in fervor, but full of light.