What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Faith in God

 Observation shows that faith in the immortality of the soul has always been inwardly inseparable from faith in God, to such an extent that the degree of the former is determined by the degree of the latter. The more lively is one's faith in God, the more firm and undoubting is one's faith in the immortality of the soul. And, on the contrary, the weaker and more lifeless is one's belief in God, the greater the wavering and doubt one brings to the truth of the immortality of the soul. One who completely loses or stifles faith in God within oneself usually ceases to believe in the immortality of the soul or the future life at all. And this is surely understandable. A man receives the power of faith from the very Source of life, and if he cuts off his tie with this Source, he loses this stream of living power, and then no rational proofs or persuasions will be able to pour the power of faith into him.
                                                                          Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky
                                                                          "Orthodox Dogmatic Theology"