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I’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to face the music. I’ll be wrestling (again) with my least favorite Ante-Nicene writer, Origen.
Origen founded the Christian School of Caesarea.
He was extremely intelligent, very self righteous, and kinda crazy.
Origen took a knife and castrated himself, because he read a verse that talks about "eunuchs".
(don't do that Reader).
He also created the idea of "soul sleep" that the "cult of Mary" evolved into "Purgatory".
Never consider this one as a "church father', but he is an interesting read.
I know not of this watchmen lee . feel free to introduce us .Am currently re-reading Watchman Nee's Breaking of the Outer Man and Release of the Spirit. It confirms and explains certain things that are in scripture having to do with how and why it is the Lord's will that we undergo trials and tribulations in this life.
The natural strength of our outer man (flesh soul nature) has to be broken:
Ps. 88:8 ....I am shut up and cannot come forth"
Song of Solomon ".....a garden enclosed and a fountain shut up is my beloved."
Gen. 7 "....fountains of the great deep broken up.." (allowing that treasure in our earthen vessel to spring up and shoot forth)
Matt 21 "...And whosoever shall fall on this rock shall be broken..."
Job 41:25 "By reason of breakings they purify themselves."
Heb 12:1 "For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness."