Merry Chr-ysostom-istmas!

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The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ is of course the great backdrop to Christmas. Here’s a weighty definition of the gospel that I stumbled across from a saint of old.

“… a release from punishment; a remission of sins; the gift of righteousness; the endowment of sanctification; redemption from every evil; the adoption of sons; the inheritance of heaven; and a most endeared, intimate relation to the infinitely majestic Son of God.

All these divinely precious privileges are preached, presented, bestowed to the foolish, to the disobedient, to enemies.”

~John Chrysostom, 349-407

Much to be thankful for when we take time to reflect on what Christmas represents.

Chrysostom’s quote was paraphrased slightly because of the old language.

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