An Exhortation to Martyrdom, Prayer, and Selected Works by Origen

By Origen

Listed here are the $64000 and influential writings of a Christian mystic and early father of the Church. Origen (c. 185-254) used to be born in Alexandria and lived during the turbulent years through the cave in of the Roman Empire.

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24; Mk. 8:34; Lie 9:23). lete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions (Col. 1:24). And He 1S w1th you to show you the way to the paradise of God and how you may pass through the cherubim and the flaming, sword that turns every way and guards the way to the tree of life (Gen. 3:24). 14. I~ Greek ho kata tOil ieSOtill allfhropos, an expression often found in Origen's w 'f for the human aspect of Christ. r1 mgs 67 ORIGEN For both, even if they guard the way to the tree of life, guard it so that no one unworthy may turn that way to pass through to the tree of life.

They spread decay beneath you for a bed, and the worm is your covering" (Is. 14: 11). If anyone has often shone in the churches, illuminating them like the day star, with his good works shining before men (cf. ¥t. 5: 16), and if afterwards in the great contest he has lost the crown of such a throne, he will hear, "How have you fallen from heaven, 0 Day Star, who rise early in the morning? " (Is. 14:12). And this will be said to him when he has become like the devil by his denial, "He shall be thrown on the hills like a polluted corpse with many who have died pierced with swords and who come down to hell.

Brother will deliver brother up to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of Man comes" (Mt. 10:17-23). And Luke writes as follows, "And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say" (Lk.

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