Saturday, April 24, 2010

Raleigh: denying Him by works

Saturday, April 24, 2010
    Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624
    Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
    —1 John 2:22-23 (NIV)
    We profess that we know God, but by works we deny Him; for beatitude doth not consist in the knowledge of divine things, but in a divine life, for the devils know them better than man.
    ... Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618), The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt., v. II, Oxford: The University press, 1829, p. 32 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make my life a testimony to You.
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