Sunday, October 16, 2011

St. Ambrose: impossible for God?

Sunday, October 16, 2011
    Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.
    —Hebrews 6:17-18 (NIV)
    What then is impossible to Him? Not that which is difficult to His Power, but what is contrary to His Nature. It is impossible, it is said, for Him to lie. This impossibility comes not of infirmity, but of Power and Majesty, for truth admits not of falsehood, nor God’s Power of the weakness of error.
    ... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), The Letters of S. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Oxford, J. Parker, 1881, p. 319 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I rely on Your truth.
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