Glory Given

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. (John 17:22-23)

Read: Acts 3:1 – 5:42

Relate: “The glory of God is man fully alive.” This is probably the most famous quote of one of the greatest (imho) of the early church fathers,  Saint Irenaeus. The problem is, the text has been co-opted by a humanistic, man centered philosophy that is patently unbiblical. I don’t know if John Eldredge was the one to popularize the quote or just the first of many through whom I saw it written or heard it preached, but it seems to be everywhere now. The problem is, the way it is…

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