Faith is not knowledge!

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Faith is not the human act of merely consenting to theological knowldge but it is the divine act of submitting both our Intellect and Will to God's revelation. If the Intellect alone is employed, knowledge remains simply as true and good life-giving information. It does not transform our life nor does it give life. Faith without action is dead. Jam 2:26 Will is the faculty of the soul which seeks to love that which is known. And 'loving' is not simply liking the information but the act of becoming what we have come to know. In other words loving is to freely act upon the information in such a way that knowledge becomes a living experience. If I come to know that in order to sustain my life I must drink water and if I do not act on this information and drink water, this knowledge does not do me any good.  In order for my faith to be active and alive, my Will has to be in harmony with the Intellect. It also means both my Intellect and Will should be surrendered to God. The di

Trinity, Humanity & Eternity

In the the Trininty, the Father gives himself completely to the Son and Son, to the Father. Giving oneself completely to the other is called love. Nothing else qualifies to be love :)

The Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son. In other words, He is the what proceeds from the Father and Son. Unmistakably what proceeds from both the Father and the Son is love. So Love thus is the Holy Spirit himself. The love, proceeds from the Father and the Son because they have love in them. So they already have the Holy Spirit in them. Son receives everything father gives and the Father receives everything Son gives. What they both receive is thus the Holy Spirit. Interesting isn't it?

The Greek word Perichoresis means mutual indwelling or inter penetration. This is the word, theologians use, to represent the Trinity.

Our God is a "communion" from eternity. When God created us, He created us in His image and likeness. He created us man and and woman, as units capable of a junior version of this Trinitarian Perichoresis. This precisely why we hear so many I love you(s) in a day. Boy to a girl, Husband to the wife and the list goes so on.

Our capacity for sexual union is a gift for complete self giving. One cannot give himself completely to two persons. If he does, the receiver receives only half. This is why marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman. Sexual union that consummates the sacrament of marriage is thus between one man and one woman.

As a result of the couple giving themselves completely to the other in love, there proceeds a new life. Our marriages are truly a foretaste of the Trinitarian Perichoresis.

What goes still beyond is our ultimate union with God. This is the eternal life. All our earthly life and relations are merely a precursor to this reality. There, when we reunite with God, the love that is shared between couples and off springs is over shadowed by the profundity of the TRUE LOVE of God. Our glorified selves share in the Glory of Trinitarian God himself.

I'm simply overwhelmed.

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