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Nov 12, 2012

Real God-given guts


"All the disciples of Christ despise death; they take the offensive against it and, instead of fearing it, by the sign of the cross and by the faith of Christ trample on it as on something dead...

Category:Acts Talk of the Day 
Posted by: DavidW

“Everyone is by nature afraid of death and bodily dissolution; the marvel of marvels is that he who is enfolded in the faith of the cross despises this natural fear and for the sake of the cross is no longer cowardly in the face of it… A very strong proof of this destruction of death and its conquest by the cross is supplied by a present fact, namely this. All the disciples of Christ despise death; they take the offensive against it and, instead of fearing it, by the sign of the cross and by the faith of Christ trample on it as on something dead.”

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (North Africa), 4th century AD.

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