Friday, January 17, 2014

A Voice from the Past - Ambrose

Can men indeed be loved by God as the Son is, in Whom the Father is well-pleased? He is well-pleasing in Himself; we through Him. For those in whom God sees His own Son after His own likeness, He admits through His Son into the favour of sons.

Ambrose of Milan, 337-397 AD, Of the Christian Faith, Book V, Chapter VII, 89 (translated by Rev. H. De Romestin, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. X, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clarke and William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, p.295)

How important is it for us to realize our acceptance by God is based on Christ? How should this affect how we live?

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff Mike! It is so easy to equate acceptance with performance.