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

Speaking lies with our bodies

Our bodies are created to express and communicate God's very nature. The original language of the human body is to be a "self gift" to the other. When our bodies conduct itself in a way that is contrary to God's love, it violates it's own integrity and speak lies.

The message, our bodies communicate in the nuptial union between man and woman is "I give myself to you freely, totally, faithfully and fruitfully". But if the union is out side of marriage, the act is incapable of fulfilling these demands and thus their bodies lie to one another. Even within marital relationship when couple use each other for the gratification of their own lustful desires, they speak a lie with their bodies.

In sexual union, when the couple, by way of contraception, reject the gift of life - the very reward God grants them for participating in his divine life, they lie with their bodies and declare that God's love is not life giving or fruitful. When Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, his body seemed acting in charity but within his heart was malice and greed and thus spoke lies with his body. When a man looks at a woman with lust, he speak lies with his body. The original nature of our body is to recognize woman as a person to be respected and honoured and to give her the dignity she deserves as a sister.

Our bodies are redeemed and made capable of speaking the truth by the self donating love of Jesus, the son of God on the cross. He has overcome the oppression that make us blatantly lie with our bodies. Therefore let us consciously and willingly conduct ourselves in such a way that our bodies do what it is originally capable of, trusting in the liberating power of redemption Jesus. Let our bodies speak lies no more.

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  1. Its a unique knowledge that just pricked my head... A TRUTHFUL BODY...

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