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|"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another
Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees
nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans;
I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and
you will live. On that day, you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever
has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by
my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him."
"Holy angels to be sure, do not learn about God by spoken words, but by the actual presence of the unchanging
Truth, that is by his only-begotten Word, by the Father himself, and by his Holy Spirit. They know that this is the
inseparable Trinity, and that the three Persons in it are substantial beings, and yet are not three Gods. They know
this with more certainty than we know ourselves. And they have better knowledge of the created world there, in
God's wisdom, in the art by which it was made, than in the created world itself..."
Saint Augustine City of God Book XI.29