Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Hope So, Because I Know So

[God] saved us … by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)

Thus we need the Spirit abundantly … again by grace and not by debt.  At the same time there is an incitement to humility, and a hope for the future.  For if when we were so abandoned, as to require to be born again, to be saved by grace, to have no good in us, if then He saved us, much more will He save us in the world to come.

John Chrysostom, Homilies on Titus 5

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