Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 11th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,liturgy,catechism,Eucharist,Bishop of Milan,St Ambrose,mysteries,treatise,baptism,transubstantiation,real presence
...on of the Trinity
, which is usually said by those being baptised, and how confessing belief in Father, Son and Spirit doesn't mean accepting one more than the other, but that they are all equal.
But one thing of importance they must also confess is “the cross of the Lord Jesus alone”. Which I suppose means that they accept the Gospel and reject all other religions and beliefs that they may have.
Fire from heaven
Ambrose also makes a link between a couple of times in the Old Testament where a sacrifice was consumed with heavenly fire, and the baptism of fire we receive in the New Testament.
In Judges 6:21 when Jerubbaal had an angel burn up the sacrifi...