Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.vi Pg 33.1
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.vii Pg 7 For if by world he had meant the people thereof, he would not have afterwards specially mentioned “men.” To prevent, however, your using such an argument as this, the Holy Ghost has providentially explained the meaning of the passage thus: “We are made a spectacle to the world,” i.e. “both to angels,” who minister therein, “and to men,” who are the objects of their ministration.5477
1 Cor. iv. 9.
5477 Our author’s version is no doubt right. The Greek does not admit the co-ordinate, triple conjunction of the A.V.: Θέατρον ἐγενήθημεν τῷ κόσμῳ—καὶ ἀγγέλοις καὶ ἀνθρώποις. Of course,5478
5478 Nimirum: introducing a strong ironical sentence against Marcion’s conceit. a man of the noble courage of our apostle (to say nothing of the Holy Ghost) was afraid, when writing to the children whom he had begotten in the gospel, to speak freely of the God of the world; for against Him he could not possibly seem to have a word to say, except only in a straightforward manner!5479
5479 Nisi exserte. I quite admit, that, according to the Creator’s law,5480
Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.vi Pg 33.1
Anf-03 v.viii.xlviii Pg 17 Now, if I mistake not, he enumerates all these particulars in order that in his unwillingness to have his conflicts in the flesh supposed to be useless, he may induce an unfaltering belief in the resurrection of the flesh. For useless must that conflict be deemed (which is sustained in a body) for which no resurrection is in prospect. “But some man will say, How are the dead to be raised? And with what body will they come?”7637
2 Cor. i. 8.
Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xi Pg 4.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xx Pg 3.1
Anf-03 v.x.xiii Pg 10 “But though,” says he, “our outward man perisheth”—the flesh doubtless, by the violence of persecutions—“yet the inward man is renewed day by day”—the soul, doubtless, by hope in the promises. “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal”—he is speaking of troubles; “but the things which are not seen are eternal”—he is promising rewards. But writing in bonds to the Thessalonians,8314
2 Cor. iv. 8.
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xi Pg 53 in which we bear about with us the very dying of God,5730
2 Cor. iv. 8–12.
5730 Oehler, after Fr. Junius, defends the reading “mortificationem dei,” instead of Domini, in reference to Marcion, who seems to have so corrupted the reading. (Marcion’s) god is really ungrateful and unjust, if he does not mean to restore this same substance of ours at the resurrection, wherein so much has been endured in loyalty to him, in which Christ’s very death is borne about, wherein too the excellency of his power is treasured.5731
Anf-01 ix.vii.xiv Pg 25 and all the other passages in which the apostle does manifestly and clearly declare the resurrection and incorruption of the flesh? And thus shall they be compelled to put a false interpretation upon passages such as these, they who do not choose to understand one correctly.
2 Cor. iv. 11.