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To him who, though by no means near the end, is yet advancing, He is the way; to him who has put off all that is dead He is the life.

    Topics: Jesus, Life

When Jesus then is with the multitudes, He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house, and it is an act which springs from His love of men to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him.

    Topics: Jesus

God puts Christ's enemies as a footstool beneath His feet, for their salvation as well as their destruction.

    Topics: Justice

Now our whole activity is devoted to God, and our whole life, since we are bent on progress in divine things.

    Topics: Obedience

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.

    Topics: Perseverance

When a house is being built which is to be made as strong as possible, the building takes place in fine weather and in calm, so that nothing may hinder the structure from acquiring the needed solidity.

    Topics: Perseverance

The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us.

    Topics: Prayer

For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles.

    Topics: Prophecy

This also is a part of the Church's teaching, that the world was made and took its beginning at a certain time, and is to be destroyed on account of its wickedness.

    Topics: Prophecy, Sin

We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips.

    Topics: Prophecy

Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice.

    Topics: Sin, Justice

We are obliged, therefore, to say that whoever speaks that which is foreign to religion is using many words, while he who speaks the words of truth, even should he go over the whole field and omit nothing, is always speaking the one word.

    Topics: Truth

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