Answers of the Great Masters of the Spiritual Life to the
Questions of Their Disciples.
Disciple: What commands of Christ must I do to
be saved? Can you tell me in a few words.
Master: The Lord said to the Apostles, ”Go,
teach all nations…teaching them to observe all I have commanded
Disciple: Is Faith alone enough?
Master: No. To right Faith, keeping the commands
must be joined. If one is practising the right Faith, the observance
of the commands must be joined with it.
Disciple: Do you mean Faith without observance
of Christ’s commands is not genuine faith?
Master: You are right. Thus David uttered: “I
was set right towards all Thy commandments.”
Disciple: How is this?
Master: The commandments of Christ are meant to remove every
wickedness in man. If one command is omitted, the contrary
wickedness will come in.
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