The mediation that he is called to exercise as a priest is of a completely different order: It is a "ministerial" or functional mediation which he exercises in the hierarchical structure of the Church, in which he is endowed with a canonically fixed authority to transmit to men the truths of faith, to celebrate in their midst the sacrifice of the altar, to give them the Body and Blood of Christ
, and to confer on them the graces of the other sacraments--without his having in any way to be a superchristian in order to acquit himself of these holy functions as such.
Spurgeon insisted that Christ
required the churches to admit only regenerate persons.
The text adds that "irrespective of the person of the founder, the distinguished apostolate of the Legionaries of Christ
and of Regnum Christi is acknowledged with gratitude."
If we are to be authentic witnesses to God's truth encountered in Jesus, the Christ
, we also must go into Arabia.
restores to us the fullness of life in God by suffering, dying, and rising from the dead.
: A Crisis extends this reading to the New Testament.
The voice of Christ
is found in the Church, in the deposit of tradition, because not everything He said was written down.
This is what, I would like to think, caught Christ
's attention so he 'stopped and said, 'Call him.'' The details that follow are worth reflecting on, point by point.
Candelaria examines the diverse and unconventional ways prominent Latina/o writers and artists represent Christ
in art, literature, and theology.
'We are gathered to celebrate the birth of Christ
because of the reconciliation of man to his Creator, as well as man to man.
Orr's revised dissertation analyzes the tension in Paul's writings between the absence and presence of Christ
, an absence and presence that are experienced simultaneously.
In this final column I want to emphasize one more thing about our faith in Jesus Christ
. God is not only for us and with us in Christ
, but God sends the Holy Spirit so that Christ
is in us and we are in Christ
James Ensor's Christ
's Entry into Brussels in 1889, a huge painting measuring over 8 feet high and 14 feet wide, gives the impression that people have indeed been busy.
Thus, the oneness of Christ
's followers is the visible incarnation of the Spirit's work in the church and in the world.
Written by Professor of Biblical Studies Terrance Callan Ph.D., Dying and Rising With Christ
: The Theology of Paul the Apostle is an in-depth theological discussion of Paul's understanding of Christian life, and the critical role that dying and rising with Christ
as part of the body of Christ
plays in human salvation.