Friday, December 4, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Gregory of Nazianzen

God always was, and always is, and always will be. Or rather, God always Is. For Was and Will be are fragments of our time and of changeable nature, but He is Eternal Being. And this is the Name He gives to Himself when giving the Oracle to Moses in the Mount.

Gregory of Nazianzen, 330-390 AD, Oration XXXVIII, On the Theophany, or Birthday of Christ, VII, (translated by Charles Gordon Browne and James Edward Swallow, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clarke and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996, Second Series, Vol VII, p.346).

What does it mean that God is eternal and outside time? What implications does this have for our everyday life?

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