What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Destroying Sin

  ...And so if you desire to imitate the virtues of the Apostles, there is nothing to prevent you. All that is needed is your own fervent will, and a most tender love of virtue. Let not the expectation of miracles hold you back. The devil is indeed angered when cast forth from a human body; but much more so, if he sees a soul freed from sin. For this is his greater power, the spreading of sin. Because of this Christ died, that He might break this power. This has brought death. Because of sin the whole world is upside-down. If you destroy sin you have broken the nerves of the devil, you have bruised his head, you have destroyed his power, you have defeated his army, you have wrought a sign greater than all miracles.
                                                                St. John Chrysostom
                                                                "The Leaven of Holiness"