Anf-03 v.iv.v.xix Pg 9 and hear not,—meaning, of course, with the hearing of the heart, not of the ear. If you only attach a proper sense to the Creator’s admonition,4191
Luke viii. 18.
4191 Pronuntiationi. suitable to the meaning of Him who was rousing the people to hear by the words, “Take heed how ye hear,” it amounted to a menace to such as would not hear. In fact,4192
4192 Sane: with a touch of irony. that most merciful god of yours, who judges not, neither is angry, is minatory. This is proved even by the sentence which immediately follows: “Whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”4193
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xix Pg 12 What shall be given? The increase of faith, or understanding, or even salvation. What shall be taken away? That, of course, which shall be given. By whom shall the gift and the deprivation be made? If by the Creator it be taken away, by Him also shall it be given. If by Marcion’s god it be given, by Marcion’s god also will it be taken away. Now, for whatever reason He threatens the “deprivation,” it will not be the work of a god who knows not how to threaten, because incapable of anger. I am, moreover, astonished when he says that “a candle is not usually hidden,”4194
Luke viii. 18.
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxvii Pg 19 Else, if it is the Creator whom He has here delineated as the “austere man,” who “takes up what he laid not down, and reaps what he did not sow,”4979
This phrase comes not from the present passage, but from Luke viii. 18, where the words are ὅ δοκεῖ ἔχειν; here the expression is ὅ ἔχει only.
Anf-01 ix.iv.xv Pg 21 also the answer which He gave to His disciples when they said, “Increase our faith;”3557
Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxi Pg 15 For whatsoever we acquired from unrighteousness when we were heathen, we are proved righteous, when we have become believers, by applying it to the Lord’s advantage.
Luke xvi. 9.
Anf-02 vi.v Pg 31.1
Anf-02 vi.v Pg 96.1
Anf-03 vi.vii.vii Pg 11 if we love it so much as not to put up with its loss? We shall perish together with the lost mammon. Why do we find here, where it is our business to lose?9093
Luke xvi. 9.
Npnf-201 iii.ix.vii Pg 20
Npnf-201 iv.vii.vi Pg 6
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiii Pg 18 For whatever is unrighteous ought to be foreign to the servants of God. But in what way was the Creator foreign to the Pharisees, seeing that He was the proper God of the Jewish nation? Forasmuch then as the words, “Who will entrust to you the truer riches?” and, “Who will give you that which is mine?” are only suitable to the Creator and not to mammon, He could not have uttered them as alien to the Creator, and in the interest of the rival god. He could only seem to have spoken them in this sense, if, when remarking4788
Meum: Luke xvi. 12, where, however, the word is τὸ ὑμέτερον, that which is your own.”
4788 Notando. their unfaithfulness to the Creator and not to mammon, He had drawn some distinctions between the Creator (in his manner of mentioning Him) and the rival god—how that the latter would not commit his own truth to those who were unfaithful to the Creator. How then can he possibly seem to belong to another god, if He be not set forth, with the express intention of being separated4789
4789 Ad hoc ut seperatur. from the very thing which is in question. But when the Pharisees “justified themselves before men,”4790
Anf-03 v.iii.xxvi Pg 8 a single pound, that is, one word of His. He used Himself to tell them that a candle was not usually “pushed away under a bushel, but placed on a candlestick,” in order to “give light to all who are in the house.”2132
Luke xix. 20–24.
Anf-01 ix.ii.vii Pg 10 They maintain, therefore, that in every way it is always necessary for them to practise the mystery of conjunction. And that they may persuade the thoughtless to believe this, they are in the habit of using these very words, “Whosoever being in this world does not so love a woman as to obtain possession of her, is not of the truth, nor shall attain to the truth. But whosoever being of2740
Comp. Luke xix. 26.
Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.x Pg 4.1
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Mt 13:12; 25:28,29 Lu 8:18; 16:9-12; 19:24-26 Joh 15:2