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Governing the Sinner

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the manner in which God governs His creation. Here he explains how God governs the sinner. “The fundamental truth, that there is a God who rewards the good and punishes the wicked, remains engraven … Continue reading

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Governing Man

Continuing his discussion of the manner in which God governs His creation, Father Geiermann considers the animal kingdom, and in particular, man. “The laws of nature are more complex in their application in the animal kingdom, and most complex, though … Continue reading

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Governing Creatures

Father Geiermann elaborates upon the manner in which God governs His creation. Concerning all creatures: “In creation and preservation God gives every creature its concrete nature and power of action.” Concerning irrational creatures: “By fixed laws He moves irrational creatures … Continue reading

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God’s Plan for Man

Father Geiermann states: “The primary object of creation must be the glory of God. Even the reprobate must contribute to it. If they will not glorify the goodness, the love, and the mercy of God by living Christian lives, they … Continue reading

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What God Does

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the supernatural order by mentioning the internal and external actions of God: “There are two actions of God, each producing a twofold work. One action was necessary, the other free; the first was from … Continue reading

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Who God Is

The Redemptorist Father Peter Geiermann discusses the supernatural order, beginning with a brief description of God. Concerning the divine nature: “God is a spirit infinitely perfect, who exists of necessity and on whom all things depend. God’s nature is His … Continue reading

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Two Resurrections

St. Augustine of Hippo in Book Twenty of his De civitate Dei (City of God) mentions two resurrections, following two deaths. The one resurrection is spiritual; it takes place in the present life. The other resurrection is bodily; it will … Continue reading

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