This was the time of year of the latter rain (March/April).
The sinner can do nothing without the grace of Jesus Christ.29
Traditionally, courts have interpreted the authority of the states and the federal government broadly, giving great deference to public health officials. Still, even broad authority is not unfettered. Detained persons have a right to a court review of their detention's legality. Moreover, constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process must be respected.
The Jubilee year begins on this day (Lev 25:9).
The theological battlefield, where no one won a victory, left results that were to lastlonger than the military campaigns of Justinian's reign. At the start of the reign boththe Orthodox and the Monophysites resisted the idea of a split in Christendom butby its end, there was a Monophysite hierarchy in place and though there was still nopermanent schism de iure, one did exist de facto. When became emperor in518, the 'Acacian Schism' still existed and Vitalian, who had raised rebellion twiceagainst the Monophysite emperor , driven by acombination of orthodoxzeal and ambition, was still lurking in his native province of Scythia Minor with theremains of his military force. immediately sent a letter toPope Hormisdasinviting him to send legates to Constantinople to discuss healing the breach, andJustinian sent a letter as well, summoning Hormisdas in person. (Hormisdas did notcome.) The breach was healed; on Holy Thursday, 519, the patriarch ofConstantinople accepted Rome's conditions. Severus, patriarch of Antioch, thetheological luminary of the Monophysites, escaped to Egypt where the patriarch ofAlexandria gave him refuge. Vitalian returned to Constantinople where he becameMaster of the Soldiers in the capital, consul in 520, and then was murdered, probablyat Justinian's instigation. But the settlement was illusive, as Justinian soon realized,and within months he was advocating a compromise put forward by a group ofmonks from Scythia Minor which got the support of Vitalian, who came from therehimself. Hormisdas himself did not reject this so-called "Theopaschite Doctrine" outof hand, though in the end, he did. But it was vigorously denounced by ardentwatchdogs of orthodoxy in Constantinople, the 'Sleepless Monks', so calledbecause they kept up an endless doxology with teamwork day and night in theirmonastery on the eastern side of the Bosporus.
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[they] are made innocent, immaculate, pure, [and] guiltless.70
If anyone shall say that the one justified sins, when he performs good works with a view of eternal reward: let him be anathema.71
If anyone shall say that men are justified either by the sole imputation of the justice of Christ, or by the sole remission of sins .