Appeared in Summer 1990, Vol. XVI, No. 2

“I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6)

These profound words of our Lord taken from the Gospel of St. John reveal the absolute centrality of Christ. In truth the message cannot be separated from the Messenger. The two are inseparable. Christianity is the religion of grace. It constantly speaks of the reality of the supernatural order and the transcendence of God. this is one of the chief differences between Christianity and the religions of man. A host of theologians guided by the truncated vision of the 19th century philosophies of idealism and positivism have sought to destroy the vital distinction between nature and grace. Despite these efforts, authentic Christianity continues to maintain the distinction and to defend the reality of the life of grace.

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