Re: Paschal Meditations from St. Isaac of Ninevah
- Respected Fr.John Brian and others,
I do not feel offense of any of the words as I understand that they
are not on me personaly.
However, we have to trust the words of our Lord Jesus Christ
regarding the salvific role of His sacrifice on the cross rather
than believing the words of any saints or the theologians. His words
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must
the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have eternal life" (John 3: 14, 15)
This belief is not only for those who live after Him but also for
those who lived before him, including the thief on the cross and
those who have been forgiven while He was on earth, because every
one has to stand before Him. We have the Apostolic testimony for
"They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living
and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those
who are dead that they might be judged according to men in the
flesh, but live according to God in the spirit"
Quotes of out of contexts,inelectual interpretations and
explanations should not dilute the truth, as is being done in many
Excuse me if my words of plain truth offense any one.
In His love and with regards,
Yesudasan Nedumoncave, Detroit.
- Dear Yesudasan Uncle:
Please don't take this in isolation
"The entire purpose of our Lord's death was not to redeem us from sins,
or for any other reason,but solely in order that the word might become
aware of the love which God has for creation. Had all this astounding
affair taken place solely for the purpose of forgiveness of sin, it
would have been sufficient to redeem us by other means."
All I could see from this was how true the Saint is in telling the
faith of the Church - God who in His love created all creation and who
became man and was crucified ,rose up ascended into heaven and on sits
at right hand of the Father .
How much unworthy of this Love and how disobedeint we are and still His
love - Please let us not deny that and be a stumble block to those who
plaed for His mercy.
I beg others ,please discontinue this thread for many more worthy than
us have fallen short and fell into heresey.
George Varghese, Fort McMurray
P.S As I was also cause to this, Kindly consider this my last
posting.Please pray for me