Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 38.2
Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.xii Pg 14.2
Anf-03 iv.iv.xii Pg 11 If you wish to be the Lord’s disciple, it is necessary you “take your cross, and follow the Lord:”247
Matt. vi. 24; Luke xvi. 13.
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiii Pg 3 on the ground that while one is pleased4773
Luke xvi. 13.
4773 Defendi. the other must needs be displeased,4774
4774 Offendi. He Himself makes clear, when He mentions God and mammon. Then, if you have no interpreter by you, you may learn again from Himself what He would have understood by mammon.4775
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiii Pg 11 Then the Pharisees, who were covetous of riches, derided Him, when they understood that by mammon He meant money. Let no one think that under the word mammon the Creator was meant, and that Christ called them off from the service of the Creator. What folly! Rather learn therefrom that one God was pointed out by Christ. For they were two masters whom He named, God and mammon—the Creator and money. You cannot indeed serve God—Him, of course whom they seemed to serve—and mammon to whom they preferred to devote themselves.4781
Luke xvi. 13.
4781 Magis destinabantur: middle voice. If, however, he was giving himself out as another god, it would not be two masters, but three, that he had pointed out. For the Creator was a master, and much more of a master, to be sure,4782
4782 Utique. than mammon, and more to be adored, as being more truly our Master. Now, how was it likely that He who had called mammon a master, and had associated him with God, should say nothing of Him who was really the Master of even these, that is, the Creator? Or else, by this silence respecting Him did He concede that service might be rendered to Him, since it was to Himself alone and to mammon that He said service could not be (simultaneously) rendered? When, therefore, He lays down the position that God is one, since He would have been sure to mention4783
4783 Nominaturus. the Creator if He were Himself a rival4784
4784 Alius. to Him, He did (virtually) name the Creator, when He refrained from insisting”4785
4785 Quem non posuit. that He was Master alone, without a rival god. Accordingly, this will throw light upon the sense in which it was said, “If ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?”4786
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 16
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Lu 9:50; 11:23 Jos 24:15 Mt 4:10; 6:24 Ro 6:16-22; 8:5-8 Jas 4:4