Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Burning the Destructible

"That which is immortal in God shall remain in man. The death that is in them shall be consumed. It is the law of Nature--that is, the law of God--that all that is destructible shall be destroyed. When that which is immortal buries itself in the destructible--when it receives all the messages from without, through the surrounding region of decadence, and none from within, from the eternal doors--it cannot, though immortal still, know its own immortality. The destructible must be burned out of it, or begin to be burned out of it, before it can _partake_ of eternal life."
- George MacDonald

Source: MacDonald, George. Unspoken Sermon Series I., II., and III. Johannesen, 1997. Digital.

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