aA
aA
aA
ANF09. The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach, The Te
« Prev Preparation for the Day of Judgment. Next »

Chapter XVI.—Preparation for the Day of Judgment.

So, then, brethren, having received no small occasion to repent, while we have opportunity, let us turn to God who called us, while yet we have One to receive us.  For if we renounce these indulgences and conquer the soul by not fulfilling its wicked desires, we shall be partakers of the mercy of Jesus.  Know ye that the day44034403    2 Pet. ii. 9, iii. 5–10. of judgment draweth nigh like a burning oven, and certain of the heavens and all the earth will melt, like lead melting in fire; and then will appear the hidden and manifest deeds of men.  Good, then, is alms as repentance from sin; better is fasting than prayer, and alms than both; “charity covereth a multitude of sins,”44044404    1 Pet. iv. 4. and prayer out of a good conscience delivereth from death.  Blessed is every one that shall be found complete in these; for alms lightens the burden of sin.


« Prev Preparation for the Day of Judgment. Next »

Advertisements


| Define | Popups: Login | Register | Prev Next | Help |