The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church

The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church

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Excerpt: ...which is eternal, but the former signs healed the mortal body. The former miracles were wrought both by good men and by evil. Judas, who betrayed Christ, was evil, though he had previously wrought miracles in the name of God. Of such men Christ in another place said, "I say unto you, many will say to me on that great day, Lord, Lord, lo! have we not prophesied in thy name, and have driven devils out of mad men, and have performed great miracles in thy name? Then will I profess to them, I know you not: depart from me, ye unrighteous doers." My brothers, love not those miracles which may be common to the good and to the evil, but love those signs which are exclusively good men's, which are the signs of true love and of piety. The evil has not true love, nor is the good devoid of it. These signs are mysterious and not perilous, and they have so much the greater reward with God as their glory is less with men. The Omnipotent Lord, after these words, was taken to heaven, and sits on the right hand of his Father. We raedao on oaere ealdan ǽ, aet twegen Godes men, 308 Enoh and Helias, waeron ahafene to heofonum butan deaoe: ac hi elciao ongean oone deao, and mid ealle ne forfleoo. Hi sind genumene to lyftenre heofenan na to rodorlicere, and drohtniao on sumum diglan earde mid micelre strencoe lichaman and sawle, oo aet hi eft ongean cyrron, on ende isre worulde, togeanes Antecriste, and deaoes onfoo. Ure AElmihtiga Alysend ne elcode na ongean one deao, ac he hine oferswiode mid his aeriste, and geswutulode his wuldor urh his upstige to oam yfemystan rymsetle. We read in the old law, that two men of God, Enoch and 309 Elijah, were lifted up to heaven without death: but they await death, and will by no means escape from it. They are taken to the aerial heaven, not to the ethereal, and continue in some secret dwelling-place with great strength of body and soul, until they shall return again, at the end of this world, agashow more

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