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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

78- Examination Of Faith Through The Purity Of Heart

 

St-Takla.org Image: Heart My Broken Heart by BeZaX - Purity of heart صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عمل فني لبيزاكس بعنوان "قلبي المسكور" - قلب نقي

St-Takla.org Image: Heart My Broken Heart by BeZaX - Purity of heart

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عمل فني لبيزاكس بعنوان "قلبي المسكور" - قلب نقي

3-Examination Of Faith Through The Purity Of Heart

He who believes that God is in front of him, that God is holy and hates sin, that He is just and rewards everyone according to his deeds, fears to err in front of God, is ashamed to do any

wrong, and is ashamed to hurt the heart of the loving God; if he does believe in God's love!.

Here the apostle says Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. " (1 John 3:6). For sure, he who sins doesn't have in mind that God sees, hears and records everything during his sin committing... and for sure he who does wrong doesn't completely believe that there is a God who Gives freedom to the prisoners. (Ps 146:7) hence, if one says to the oppressor God is present then he fears and trembles.

For sure, the arrogant or the inflated with pride does not feel at all that he is standing in front of God, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. When Herod spoke to the people they praised him saying This is the voice of a God, and not of man. Herod was glad to hear this praise. He didn't have faith that God is in front of him, and for this reason, An angel of the Lord struck him, And he was eaten by worms and died..(Acts 12:21-23).

The real believer can be tested through religious devotion without envying the worldly matters. The believers are content with whatever the circumstances are (Phil. 4:1 1).

Another point in the life of faith is:


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