Deutsche Sprachschützer verlangen "Weihnachten" statt "X-Mas"

Deutsche Sprachschützer verlangen "Weihnachten" statt "X-Mas"

Post by Thorsten Weise » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 06:02:42

of it, and the origin or cause.

The ordinary life of men is like that of the saints. They all seek their
satisfaction and differ only in the object in which they place it; they call
those their enemies who hinder them, etc. God has then shown the power which
He has of giving invisible blessings, by that which He has shown Himself to
have over things visible.

644. Types.--God, wishing to form for Himself an holy people, whom He should
separate from all other nations, whom He should deliver from their enemies
and should put into a place of rest, has promised to do so and has foretold
by His prophets the time and the manner of His coming. And yet, to confirm
the hope of His elect, He has made them see in it an image through all time,
without leaving them devoid of assurances of His power and of His will to
save them. For, at the creation of man, Adam was the witness, and guardian
of the promise of a Saviour, who should be born of woman, when men were
still so near the creation that they could not have forgotten their creation
and their fall. When those who had seen Adam were no longer in the world,
God sent Noah whom He saved, and drowned the whole earth by a miracle which
sufficiently indicated the power which He had to save the world, and the
will which He had to do so, and to raise up from the seed of woman Him whom
He had promised. This miracle was enough to confirm the hope of men.

The memory of the Deluge being so fresh among men, while Noah was still
alive, God made promises to Abraham, and, while Shem was still living, sent
Moses, etc....

645. Types.--God, willing to deprive His own of perishable blessings,
created the Jewish people in order to show that this was not owing to lack
of power.

646. The Synagogue did not perish, because it was a type. But, because it
was only a type, it fell into servitude. The type existed till the truth
came, in order that the Church should be always visible, either in the sign
which promised it, or in substance.