Temptation

Temptation

Author: Diogenes Allen

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596280076

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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"Thank you, Church Publishing, for reviving the Seabury Imprint and reissuing wonderful spiritual classics, such as this insightful look at the need to assimilate our temptations into our maturing spiritual journeys." --The Living Church In Allen's account of the Christian life, temptation offers us a doorway into the mystery of God. Far from trying to avoid the temptations of our daily lives, we need to recognize them as an essential part of our journey into the kingdom of God. Here our model is the three temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness: the temptations of material goods, security, and prestige. To face the reality of these temptations, even though we cannot overcome them, is to enter upon the spiritual life.

Addresses on the Temptation

Addresses on the Temptation

Author: Edward Lee Hicks

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725291195

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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For many years I have felt that in the story of the Temptation we have a self-revelation of the mind of Christ, embodied in a brief and deeply symbolic narrative, the right interpretation of which, if we could but compass it, would yield invaluable results. The study of the Temptation involves the question of the supernatural. But again it is obvious, that the miraculous or supernatural in the Gospel centres in the Personality of Christ. When, from a study of the records, we have made up our minds (I speak reverently) who and what He is, we may then enquire whether what is termed the miraculous element in the story befits our conception of Himself.