I am the LORD, the only LORD. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting, people may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.
As Surely As the Sun is a journal of catholic and orthodox Christian faith. Catholic meaning universal, the manifest Truth in all those who profess it at all times and in all places. Orthodox meaning correct in teaching, clinging humbly and with gratitude to the protective guardrails of tradition, along the path of belief and of being which Scripture ultimately paves for us.
The team behind As Surely As the Sun believes that Christ's body of true believers is beautiful. Often in today's culture, specifically in the artistic and literary scene, the Church, and correspondingly, the Faith, is misunderstood, misconstrued, and degraded. It is not unexpected, that Truth becomes warped in the eyes of society as society withdraws and becomes further estranged from it. The question that remains, however, is how, in light of our present circumstances, which are at once unique and yet wholly familiar, to root oneself deeper in Truth, to become more and more set free, and to lend oneself as an instrument in the setting free of others.
There are answers abound to this question. As Surely As the Sun seeks to serve, humbly, as one platform for professing Christians to contribute poetry, prose, and visual art for the purposes of our mission. Our mission is one that is ages old and everlasting: to proclaim Christ and Him crucified, and to glorify the Godhead, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
For those who come across this journal who aren’t of the faith, our hope is this: that they would view the beautiful means of creation the Creator inspires in His children, and that they may consider the Lord our God, who will appear as surely as the sun, and press on to know Him, as knowledge of God, we believe as the prophets and saints did before us, is worth more than anything.