Anf-03 v.iv.vi.v Pg 5 I do not ask, indeed, what a destroyer of Judaism has to do with a formula which the Jews still use. For to this day they salute each other5389
1 Cor. i. 3.
5389 Appellant. with the greeting of “peace,” and formerly in their Scriptures they did the same. But I understand him by his practice5390
5390 Officio. plainly enough to have corroborated the declaration of the Creator: “How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good, who preach the gospel of peace!”5391
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.v Pg 10 he uses titles that are common to both, and which are also adapted to the mystery of our faith;5394
1 Cor. i. 3.
5394 Competentibus nostro quoque sacramento. and I suppose it to be impossible accurately to determine what God is declared to be the Father and the Lord Jesus, unless (we consider) which of their accruing attributes are more suited to them severally.5395
5395 Nisi ex accedentibus cui magis competant. First, then, I assert that none other than the Creator and Sustainer of both man and the universe can be acknowledged as Father and Lord; next, that to the Father also the title of Lord accrues by reason of His power, and that the Son too receives the same through the Father; then that “grace and peace” are not only His who had them published, but His likewise to whom offence had been given. For neither does grace exist, except after offence; nor peace, except after war. Now, both the people (of Israel) by their transgression of His laws,5396
5396 Disciplinæ. and the whole race of mankind by their neglect of natural duty,5397
5397 Per naturæ dissimulationem. This Fr. Junius explains by τὴν φύσεως ἀφοσίωσιν, in the sense of “original sin” (ἀφοσιοῦσθαι seems to point to sin requiring expiation). had both sinned and rebelled against the Creator. Marcion’s god, however, could not have been offended, both because he was unknown to everybody, and because he is incapable of being irritated. What grace, therefore, can be had of a god who has not been offended? What peace from one who has never experienced rebellion? “The cross of Christ,” he says, “is to them that perish foolishness; but unto such as shall obtain salvation, it is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”5398
Npnf-201 iii.vii.xxvi Pg 29
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