The Scale of Perfection, Book 2, Part 1 – Chapter 4

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That through the Sacrament of Baptism (which is grounded in the Passion of Christ) this Image is reformed from Original Sin

This is chapter 6 of The Scale of Perfection – Book 2 in Middle English:
That thorugh the sacrament of baptym that is groundid in the passioun of Crist this image is reformed fro the original synne.

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The more we get to know Him, the more we have to love Him

As we read of erroneous, unclear, or not well thought out ideas of some writers in the early church, and the heretics, and of uninformed recent converts, and follow the development of their thinking, historically and biographically, and indeed reflect on the development of our own awareness of these things, what strikes me most is, the deeper we go, the more amazed we become at how much God loves and cares for us and the provisions He's made to take into account our waywardness and bring us back into the fold. Consequently, the more confident we are that somehow the elements of His great plan for all mankind that we don't know or understand is somehow just as loving, just as just, as what we've been able to comprehend so far.

It's only in scripture that we can read with confidence that what we're reading is without error. And even in scripture, we can misunderstand if we don't have good guidance. I love reading these early Christian authors. And I think it's in noticing where they differ from our present understanding of what's the orthodox Christian faith, and reading reflectively and critically, that we get the most from them. It's slow going if we're to get the most out of these books.

Bill B.