Augustine was bound in sin and needed to be set free for holy living. This is why conversion cannot be separated from holiness, because this separates the second person of the Trinity from the third person of the Trinity.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David deSilva draws on the wealth of biblical references to build a positive vision for what repentance should look like in the Christian life.
Miriam Swaffield introduces us to biblical holiness as God's gift and invitation to carry his transforming presence with us everywhere in the world.
God does not ask us to do what he himself has not already done. God has given us the resources to love.
The gods were personified sources of power that reflected the breadth of humanity, including its best and more often its worst attributes.
Christians can choose to receive what God offers, so that there can be in our lives reflections of the very nature of God.
Sometimes God grants victory over our enemies, but our task is to have faith even if his will is different for us.
Sin may satisfy temporal desires, but virtue satisfies our deeply felt divine longings.
The nature of God’s love means that nothing can be done to make God love a person more.
As we grow, we should be able to handle more significant challenges. And as we face them, we should find it easier and easier to overcome them.