1 Corinthians 6:17

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
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AD 400
The Spirit of God is shared between God and human beings when we are united to the Lord. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Not one essentially, as Ruisbrochius (de Alta Contempt.) says that Almaric and certain fanatic "illuminati" thought, but one in the way of accidents: one in charity, in the consent of the will, in grace and glory, all which make man like God, so that he is as it were one and the same spirit with God. So Ambrose, Anselm, Å’cumenius. From this passage S. Basil (de Vera Virgin.) shows that the chaste and holy soul is the spouse of God, and is changed into the excellence of the Divine image, so as to become one spirit with God, and from this union with God drinks in all possible purity, virtue, incorruption, peace, and inward calm. "Wherefore," he says, "the soul which is joined to Christ Isaiah , as it were, the bride of the Wisdom or the Word of God; is necessarily wise and prudent, so that every mark of the yoke of brutish folly having been removed by meditation on Divine things, she wears the beauteous ornament of the Wisdom to which s...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For the conjunction suffers the two no longer to be two, but makes them both one. 2. Now mark again, how he proceeds by means of the bare terms, conducting his accusation in the names of the harlot and of Christ.

Macarius the Great

AD 391
We Are Not Irremediably In Error “It is not true, as some maintain who are led astray by error, that the human being is irremediably dead and can no longer do anything good. A small child is incapable of anything; it cannot run to its mother on its own legs; it tumbles on the ground, cries out, sobs, calls out to her. And she is gentle with it, she is touched to see her baby seeking her so impatiently with so many sobs. It cannot reach her but cries out to her tirelessly, and she goes to it overcome with love, she kisses it, presses it to her heart and feeds it, with unspeakable tenderness. God loves us and he behaves like her towards the soul that seeks him and cries out to him. In the eagerness of that infinite love that is his… He takes hold of our spirit, unites Himself to it, and we become ‘one spirit with Him’, as the apostle says (I Corinthians 6.17). The soul is linked with the Lord, and the Lord, full of compassion and love, unites Himself to it and it dwells in his grace. T...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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