Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xxi Pg 46.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xxii Pg 14.1
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xii Pg 3 he by no means would imply that, because it was built by the Creator’s hand, it must perish in a perpetual dissolution after death.5741
2 Cor. v. 1.
5741 As Marcion would have men believe. He treats of this subject in order to offer consolation against the fear of death and the dread of this very dissolution, as is even more manifest from what follows, when he adds, that “in this tabernacle of our earthly body we do groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with the vesture which is from heaven,5742
Anf-03 v.viii.xli Pg 3 in other words, owing to the fact that our flesh is undergoing dissolution through its sufferings, we shall be provided with a home in heaven. He remembered the award (which the Lord assigns) in the Gospel: “Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”7553
2 Cor. v. 1.
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xii Pg 23 and so to be ready to meet even death with joy. In this view it is that he informs us how “we must all appear before the judgement-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according as he hath done either good or bad.”5761
2 Cor. v. 8.
Anf-03 v.viii.xliii Pg 4 in order, that is, that we may walk by sight rather than by faith, in realization rather than in hope. Observe how he here also ascribes to the excellence of martyrdom a contempt for the body. For no one, on becoming absent from the body, is at once a dweller in the presence of the Lord, except by the prerogative of martyrdom,7568
7568 Comp. his De Anima, c. lv. [Elucidation III.] he gains a lodging in Paradise, not in the lower regions. Now, had the apostle been at a loss for words to describe the departure from the body? Or does he purposely use a novel phraseology? For, wanting to express our temporary absence from the body, he says that we are strangers, absent from it, because a man who goes abroad returns after a while to his home. Then he says even to all: “We therefore earnestly desire to be acceptable unto God, whether absent or present; for we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ Jesus.”7569
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 9
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2Co 5:1,8 Php 1:21 2Ti 1:12; 2:5 Heb 4:1 1Pe 5:1 2Pe 1:10