Discussion Forum

Is this different than your perception of Christianity?

A quote:

“Christian religion is not a certain philosophic system, about which learned men, trained in metaphysical studies, argue and then either espouse or reject, according to the opinion each one has formed. It is faith, established in the souls of men, which ought to be spread to the many and be maintained in their consciousness.

There are truths in Christianity that are above out intellectual comprehension, incapable of being grasped by the finite mind of man. Our intellect takes cognizance of them, becomes convinced of their reality, and testifies about their supernatural existence.

Christianity is a religion of revelation. The Divine reveals its glory only to those who have been perfected through virtue. Christianity teaches perfection through virtue and demands that its followers become holy and perfect. It disapproves of and opposes those who are under the influence of the imagination. He who is truly perfect in virtue becomes through Divine help outside the flesh and the world, and truly enters another, spiritual world; not, however, through the imagination, but through the effulgence of Divine grace. Without grace, without revelation, no man, even the most virtuous, can transcend the flesh and the world. ” – St. Nectarios of Aegina”

I am not asking if you agree or disagree, simply wondering if your perception of the christian’s understanding of the christian faith is in line with this quote.

10 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Jasonandy bsodr4LightandtruthCosmodot Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Jason
Guest
Jason

Yes my faith is in line with this quote “It is faith, established in the souls of men, which ought to be spread to the many and be maintained in their consciousness.” The purpose of christ’s coming was to bring life to men, for the Holy Spirit to be established in the souls of men by our faith and works reaching to the grace of God. That grace is His hand reaching to us our faith and works are our hands reaching to His own. “There are truths in Christianity that are above out intellectual comprehension, incapable of being grasped… Read more »

andy b
Guest
andy b

kind of, a saint said it. let me ask you the unworthy one; why are you unworthy? pray right now and ask Jesus to come and take over your life and come into your heart and your sins will be forgiven. Jesus created the Catholic faith; Peter was our first Pope and Andrew was our first bishop in Jerusalem. I’m named after Saint Andrew. blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. you are blessed unworthy one; I’ve been blessed to be judge just like Jesus was for teaching his Fathers words to the people.… Read more »

sodr4
Guest
sodr4

i havent thought of a thorough definition of christianity like the saint you quoted but i guess it would be similar

Lightandtruth
Guest
Lightandtruth

I like the quote as LDS. It talks of continuing revelation as being part of a righteous life which draws one closer to God. I do not think he meant we enter a spiritual world while on earth, but in a sense we can achieve …that peace that passeth all understanding.

Cosmodot
Guest
Cosmodot

“There are truths in Christianity that are above out intellectual comprehension, incapable of being grasped by the finite mind of man. Our intellect takes cognizance of them, becomes convinced of their reality, and testifies about their supernatural existence.”

This is a delusional thought process.

Chris
Guest
Chris

It’s a saving belief in Jesus and belief in the Bible as 100% true. Period.

So whatever your person in the quote there wrote, is false and useless.

mac-a-licious
Guest
mac-a-licious

Yes but can’t that be applied to every religion, at least by adherents?

mr_crankypants
Guest
mr_crankypants

The second paragraph is mumbo-jumbo and doesn’t make any logical sense.

gertystorrud
Guest
gertystorrud

It is a Relationship with The Lord God Almighty, Period! < ')))><

Fireball
Guest
Fireball

some of it yes…we arent perfect