Monthly Archives: January 2013

God alone Is!

Over the centuries, Israel’s faith was able to manifest and deepen realization of the riches contained in the revelation of the divine name. God is unique; there are no other gods besides him. He transcends the world and history. He … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 20

St. Ambrose declares his desire that some angel would fly to him to purify him, as once the Seraph did to Isaiah— nay more, that Christ Himself would come to him, to the Emperor, and to his readers, and finally … Continue reading

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A God Merciful and Gracious

After Israel’s sin, when the people had turned away from God to worship the golden calf, God hears Moses’ prayer of intercession and agrees to walk in the midst of an unfaithful people, thus demonstrating his love. When Moses asks to … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 19

Chapter 19. Arius is charged with the first of the above-mentioned errors, and refuted by the testimony of St. John. The miserable death of the Heresiarch is described, and the rest of his blasphemous errors are one by one examined … Continue reading

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I Am

In revealing his mysterious name, YHWH (“I AM HE WHO IS”, “I AM WHO AM” or “I AM WHO I AM”), God says who he is and by what name he is to be called. This divine name is mysterious … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 18

Chapter 18 The errors of the Arians are mentioned in the Nicene Definition of the Faith, to prevent their deceiving anybody. These errors are recited, together with the anathema pronounced against them, which is said to have been not only … Continue reading

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God Reveals His Name

God revealed himself to his people Israel by making his name known to them. A name expresses a person’s essence and identity and the meaning of this person’s life. God has a name; he is not an anonymous force. To … Continue reading

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