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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Heb 12 29 Our God Is A Consuming Fire

Heb 12 29 Our God Is A Consuming Fire
(Heb 12, 29) Our God is a unbearable fire

[29] For our God is a unbearable fire.

(CCC 696) Score. While water signifies pioneer and the fecundity of life pure in the Set apart Spirit, fire symbolizes the transforming energy of the Set apart Spirit's arrangements. The prayer of the farsighted Elijah, who "arose since fire" and whose "word burned since a torch," brought down fire from heaven on the willing victim on Originate Carmel (Sir 48:1; cf. 1 Kings 18:38-39). This motive was a "image" of the fire of the Set apart Spirit, who transforms what he touches. John the Baptist, who goes "into the future [the Lady] in the spirit and power of Elijah," proclaims Christ as the one who "desire term you with the Set apart Spirit and with fire" (Lk 1:17; 3:16). Jesus desire say of the Spirit: "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were sooner than kindled!" (Lk 12:49). In the form of tongues "as of fire," the Set apart Spirit rests on the disciples on the crack of dawn of Pentecost and fills them with himself (Acts 2:3-4). The spiritual tradition has retained this symbolism of fire as one of the most diplomat images of the Set apart Spirit's arrangements (Cf. St. John of the Cruise, The Vivacious Roast of Hunch, in The Cool as a cucumber Workshop of St. John of the Cruise, tr. K. Kavanaugh, OCD, and O. Rodriguez, OCD (Washington DC: Set up of Carmelite Studies, 1979), 577 ff.). "Do not souse the Spirit" (1 Thess 5:19). (CCC 1127) Renowned marvelously in honor, the sacraments produce the fineness that they average (Cf. Parliament of Trent (1547): DS 1605; DS 1606.). They are efficacious to the same extent in them Christ himself is at work: it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to existing the fineness that each formal procedure signifies. The Shock endlessly hears the prayer of his Son's Minster which, in the epiclesis of each formal procedure, expresses her honor in the power of the Spirit. As fire transforms clothed in itself everything it touches, so the Set apart Spirit transforms clothed in the divine life doesn't matter what is subjected to his power. (CCC 1031) The Minster gives the name Purgatory to this last distillation of the select, which is blatant apparent from the okay of the damned (Cf. Parliament of Florence (1439): DS 1304; Parliament of Trent (1563): DS 1820; (1547): 1580; see besides Benedict XII, Benedictus Deus (1336): DS 1000). The Minster formulated her principles of honor on Purgatory enormously at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Minster, by give a figure of to dependable texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire (Cf. 1 Cor 3:15; 1 Pet 1:7): As for dependable young person faults, we stipulation have faith in that, into the future the Last Prize, award is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters bad language against the Set apart Spirit desire be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this finding we understand that dependable offenses can be forgiven in this age, but dependable others in the age to come (St. Gregory the Bulky, Control. 4, 39: PL 77, 396; cf. Mt 12:31).