Sunday, April 29, 2007

CQOD: 05/01/07 -- Law: the necessary forerunner

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 1, 2007
Feast of Philip & James, Apostles
    Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
    -- Matthew 7:13-14 (ESV)

    Here is opened to us the true reason of the whole process of our Savior’s incarnation, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven. It was because fallen man was to go through all these stages as necessary parts of his return to God; and therefore, if man was to go out of his fallen state there must be a son of this fallen man, who, as a head and fountain of the whole race, could do all this—could go back through all these gates and so make it possible for all the individuals of human nature, as being born of Him, to inherit His conquering nature and follow Him through all these passages to eternal life. And thus we see, in the strongest and clearest light, both why and how the holy Jesus is become our great Redeemer.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), An Appeal to All that Doubt [1740]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You lead Your church.

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