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the royal Word

"Christ Is The Many-Named Gift Of God.Eusebius Of Caesarea: Hence there is one God, and not two, or three or more, for to assert a plurality of gods is plainly to deny the being of God at all. There is one Sovereign. His Word and royal law is one, not written or engraved on tablets and therefore subject to the ravages of time but the living and self-subsisting Word, who himself is God and who administers his Father's kingdom on behalf of all who are after him and subject to his power. His attendants are the heavenly hosts, the myriads of God's angelic ministers, the superterrestrial armies of unnumbered multitude and those unseen spirits within heaven itself whose agency is employed in regulating the order of this world. Ruler and chief of all these is the royal Word, acting as regent of the supreme Sovereign. To him the names of captain, and great high priest, prophet of the Father, angel of mighty counsel, brightness of the Father's light, only-begotten Son, with a thousand other titles, are ascribed in the oracles of the sacred writers. And the Father, having constituted him the living Word, and law, and wisdom, the fullness of all blessing, has presented this best and greatest gift to all who are the subjects of his sovereignty. Oration On Constantine 3.6-7." pg. 14 "We Believe In One Lord Jesus Christ" Vol. 2 [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited By John Anthony McGuckin

"[3] We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
[4] So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
[5] Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
[6] Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
[7] And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
[8] In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
[9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
[10] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
[11] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
[12] That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Thess. 1:3-12

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