Nº 16 · July - August 2002
The Christian life has two faces: the subjective and the objective. One is invisible; the other visible. The first one - faith - is like a deep river that flows through the most secret plaits of man's heart. From the day that it comes into place, it begins a healing, transforming and consoling work. From these secret depths, it offers Christians the resources needed to transform everything that they touch. It is God's own life that has established itself there, and thanks to faith will never again to be removed. Everything that will later be real and visible - on the glorious day when the Lord Jesus Christ is manifested - begins in the corner where the blessed faith of the Son of God has been sheltered.
The second face - works - are a concrete and palpable expression of this subjective faith. There is no possibility of expressing our precious faith externally, but rather through the good works of righteousness. True faith claims the presence of works as a delicate adornment for all to see.
In this issue we wanted to approach this second face of the Christian life. The apostasy that we can begin to see in these times in which we live makes an urgent call to silence deceitful and incredulous mouths, by means of the works of faith, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. A faith as precious as ours demands such a complement. Will we refuse to do it? We ask the Lord that these messages would supply the present need of our dear readers. May the Lord Jesus Christ be praised now and always!
Apablaza F. | Roberto Sáez F. | Gonzalo Sepúlveda H. | Claudio Ramírez L.
GUEST CONTRIBUTORS: Rodrigo Abarca B. | Rubén Chacón V. | Marcelo Díaz P.
TRANSLATION Spanish-English: Andrew Webb | Robert Huskey
WEB DESIGN: Mario & Andrés Contreras