Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Way, The Truth, The Life

We are all born, we all die, and all of us will be resurrected, some unto the resurrection of life and some unto the resurrection of death. (John 5:28,29) How does this relate to Christ? Christ tells us in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Let us look deeper into this mystery and find the path that leads to the way, the truth, and the life.

The Way - Baptism

Christ, who was fully divine, came down and took flesh from from our holy pure and undefiled mother St. Mary, divinity was born into flesh. Likewise flesh is born into divinity through baptism. Christ was born of the undefiled virgin St. Mary, as we are born of the pure and undefiled Church of Christ.

The Truth - Crucifixtion

Everyone must die. All will be crucified with Christ, as Christ was. Christ was crucified for our sins, while we are crucified because of our sins. (Isa 53:5 Rom. 6:23) We all must be crucified but because we cannot take the place of Christ on the cross, as no human can die for the sins of man but because the sin of man, we choose to be either the thief on the right or the thief on the left.

The Life - Resurrection

Just as Christ resurrected, so too will we be resurrected in the last day. (John 11:24) Christ died and resurrected Himself with a new body. (Mk. 16:12) Likewise on the last day we will be resurrected with a new body. Just as the body of Christ was restored, so to will our body be restored to its original form, its true nature.

This is but one small example of many parallels in scripture. There are hundreds upon hundreds and it is only with the knowledge of the church and the writings of the church fathers are we able to fully understand scripture. We are all dying, it is time to start listening to what Christ has been saying. Deny yourselves and what you think you know (Mt. 16:24), stop believing in what you want Christianity to be and start believing in what it is.

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