∼ Words from the Church Fathers ∼

” …the spiritual world cannot be investigated using the same methods as the material world. Those methods are completely unsuitable for investigating the spiritual world… There are phenomena that science will never be able to explain because it does not use the appropriate methods…

Can scientific study tell us how the great prophet Isaiah foretold the most important events in Christ’s life 700 years before His birth? Can it explain the saints’ gift of clairvoyance and tell us through which natural methods they acquired this grace and how they were able, as soon as they saw someone, to understand their heart and read their mind? Without waiting for a question from their visitor, they would give them an answer to what was troubling them. Let them explain to us how the saints foretold great historical events that later took place exactly the way they had prophesied…

…Do not be scandalized when you hear what is said against our faith, since the ones that say these things do not comprehend its essence… Always remember the fundamental principle that the first Christians knew well. They considered miserable the man who had knowledge of all the sciences but had no knowledge of God. Contrarily, they considered the one who knew God blessed, even if he knew nothing of what pertains to man.

Guard over this truth as if it were the greatest of your heart’s treasures. Proceed forward and do not look to the right or to the left. Let not what is heard against our faith make us loose our way. Let us keep our faith which is an eternal and definite truth. Amen.

Teachings of Saint Luke of Crimea Edition ‘Orthodoxos Kypseli’

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