“And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” - Revelation 22:17
Kempton New Church


With God Nothing Will Be Impossible

But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that which shall be born of thee Holy shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy kinswoman Elizabeth, she also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God not any saying shall be impossible. (Luke 1:34-37)

The question arises, What is the first principle of faith in Him? The answer is, “The acknowledgement that He is the Son of God.” This was the first principle of faith. (True Christian Religion 342)

The Lord healed people it was according to their faith, because the first and primary thing of the church then to be established was to believe that the Lord is God Almighty, for without that faith no church could have been established. For the Lord was the God of heaven and the God of earth, with whom no conjunction is possible except by an acknowledgment of His Divinity, … and the acknowledgment of the Lord, and that from Him is all salvation, is the first of life from the Divine with man. (Apocalypse Explained 815:3, Arcana Coelestia 10083.6)

Faith presents the Lord as present in man according to the quality of the perception of Him. Faith in Him as a man only, does not present His Divine omnipotence as present, [and does not bring salvation].(Apocalypse Explained 815.7-8)

The Lord inquired of those with whom He did miracles whether they had faith, and said that it was done according to their faith, in order that it might be acknowledged that He was the Son of God and had power over all things, and thus that He was God descending out of heaven. This was the first and primary thing in the conjunction of God with man. (Athanasian Creed 64)

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