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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The lifting up of the serpent in the wilderness foreshowed Christ, who was lifted up for us on the cross; so also, the people who had been guilty of turning from their God were bitten by venomous serpents and began to die, unless they looked upon that serpent and lived. So also, in our day the venomous serpents of idolatrous religions and practices abound among us, and snare many with their poison, leading them to eternal death. But Christ the Serpent of God, who by his cross defeated the serpent of old and all his minions, was lifted up so that we, looking on him, that is believing on him, shall be saved. So let us live by our Baptism into him, in which is our life and salvation. Here is the only true God, who is triune: the Father who gave his Son into death and the Son who sent the Spirit into the world by the preaching of the Gospel and by Baptism into him. Let us look on him, live in him, and be saved. Sermon for Trinity Sunday.