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“Chance seems to be a fundamental element in this contingent universe which God has created. In past times it was made into a goddess and named Fortuna.
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‘Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying: “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew… And Jesus said to them: “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him.’ (Mark 1:14-18)
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“There are struggles for justice and for freedom in which we can and should join hands with those of other faiths and ideologies to achieve specific goals, even though we know that the ultimate goal is Christ and his coming in glory and not what our collaborators imagine.
Here is an excerpt from Reformed theologian and missionary Lesslie Newbigin, from “The Spirit and Our Election in Christ” in Lesslie Newbigin, The Household of God (the whole book is available… 1,391 more words
In his book, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (1989), Reformed theologian & missionary Lesslie Newbigin includes a chapter entitled “The Logic of Election” (excerpts below) where he challenges the traditional Calvinist understanding of this doctrine. 1,420 more words
Above: Felix Varela
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VENERABLE FELIX VARELA (NOVEMBER 20, 1788-FEBRUARY 27, 1853)
Cuban Roman Catholic Priest and Patriot
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I have always concluded that Christianity and liberty are inseparable.