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What Do You Know Of Christ?

by Captain Mathews Pathisseril

The world is hurrying to its final goal. The end of all things has come near. Every devout and religiously interested person knows that Christ is coming again. The ignorant will be dismayed because they have neglected Christ and His true power.

You may also feel that your present and eternal life depends on the question: What is your relationship to Christ? If you perceive the true essence of Christ's personality, you will open yourself to him and he will fill you with joy. Then all matters of your life will be seen in a new light - for in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Christ, who comes in glory, will ask you: "What did you think of me?" Ponder his life with us as long it is still daytime, and you will find comfort for your heart and a solution for your problems through His grace and mercy.

What Do You Think About Christ's Miraculous Birth?

Never will any person be born like Christ, because he is the son of Mary. Ishmael is called son of Abraham, John, the son of Zachariah and Muhammad, the son of `Abd Allah`. In like manner, all people inherit their names from their fathers. Why then was Christ only named after his mother? The answer is that he has no father comparable to other fathers. He was born of a virgin. His birth depended on God's power and eternal purpose.

Seven hundred years before his birth, Isaiah the prophet prophesied the manner in which this birth would come about: "A virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel (that is: God with us)" (Isaiah 7:14). God fulfilled his promise because He is faithful and just, and nothing is impossible for Him.

Did you know that Christ is the Word of God? Read the inspired gospel words that proclaim: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God...and the Word became flesh and lived for a while among us" (John 1:1,14). All the creative power of God that was at work in his holy words was united in Christ the Word. And if you meditate on the happenings surrounding His birth you would be amazed because no human is born like the Son of Mary and none is comparable to Him. He is unique in His birth.

Do you remember that God created Adam from clay? All of us are sons of Adam, and even the prophets are nothing but creations from this clay. All of us are earthly - from below. But Christ is from above because He came down from heaven. He is pure, without blemish, and clean, whiter than snow. But we are all guilty, defiled, and sinful because we are from the world and were not born of the Spirit of God. In the Holy Bible we read a strange expression, that Christ came into the world to save sinners. No man can take the place of Christ because we were all born of earth, but He was born directly of God. He did not refuse us, troublesome people that we are, but chose to save this miserable world and to purify us mortals.

Source: ICON Forum

See Also:

The Last Judgment
No one is so patient and so merciful as God, but even He does not forgive those who do not repent. The God of love is also a God of righteousness, and when Christ comes again in glory, He will come as our Judge. This is the message of Lent to each of us: turn back while there is still time, repent before the End comes.

God delights in using broken things
In essence, God said, Moses it really doesn't matter who you are. It is who I Am that really counts. I Am that I Am. It was not who Moses was that mattered at all, it was who God was that was all that mattered! For God promised Moses that as he went forward at God's command, all the power of heaven would back him up.

Christian Home
A Christian home is an institution where parents as well as their children are bound together by the selfless caring and sharing love, where children are encouraged in their spiritual and secular growth.

The Mystery of Holy Mary, Mother of God
When I was a young student of the church I had opportunities to meet regularly with my teacher, His Grace Bishop John. When we met, I usually asked tough questions first. He would answer in some way. Then I would ask another and another.

The Dormition Of The Theotokos And Ever-Virgin Mary
Many believe that at the end of her life Mary was assumed bodily ‘into heaven’. This claim, magisterially entitled ‘The Doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’, is a Latin concept.

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