Christianity and VirtueScience
There are many in this world who call themselves Christian-many different levels and types of Christian.
To the true Christian Jesus Christ is the very embodyment of virtue and goodness. To know and love Christ is to sanctify and enrich their lives.
It follows then that to increase our love and knowledge of the virtues is to better know and love Christ.
Regarding the exercises the Christian has certain advantages over other people. Simply this: when studying they can ask Jesus to help them study. When performing the exercises, the power of Christ can be called apon to bless and uplift them. Furthermore the Christian has the best of role models to aspire towards: Jesus Christ himself!
A Confession.Inner medicine could be a lot better! It merely represents distorted fragments of the Universal Truths which mere man can never express fully with written word.
A Further Confession!You do not need "Inner Medicine" to be a good Christian. However if you accept this "Inner Medicine" in the spirit in which it is intended I trust that you will find it of great help and a faithful friend in your quest to become a True Christian.
Supporting Quotes"Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue" (2 Peter 1:5)
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; / And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; / And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.”
"He that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 14:11, 18:14.
"God giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall exalt you." Jas. 4:10.
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time." 1 Pet.5:6.
5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-11
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