Npnf-201 iii.xv.xi Pg 18
Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 41 The mild and peaceful repose of His kingdom was indicated likewise. For, after the wind which rends the mountains, and after the earthquake, and after the fire, come the tranquil and peaceful times of His kingdom, in which the spirit of God does, in the most gentle manner, vivify and increase mankind. This, too, was made still clearer by Ezekiel, that the prophets saw the dispensations of God in part, but not actually God Himself. For when this man had seen the vision4094
Isa. xlii. 3.
Anf-03 iv.ix.ix Pg 68—that is, the momentary glow of the Gentiles—but made it shine more by the rising of His own light,—He can be none other than He who was predicted. The action, therefore, of the Christ who is come must be examined by being placed side by side with the rule of the Scriptures. For, if I mistake not, we find Him distinguished by a twofold operation,—that of preaching and that of power. Now, let each count be disposed of summarily. Accordingly, let us work out the order we have set down, teaching that Christ was announced as a preacher; as, through Isaiah: “Cry out,” he says, “in vigour, and spare not; lift up, as with a trumpet, thy voice, and announce to my commonalty their crimes, and to the house of Jacob their sins. Me from day to day they seek, and to learn my ways they covet, as a people which hath done righteousness, and hath not forsaken the judgment of God,” and so forth:1310
See Isa. xlii. 2, 3, and Matt. xii. 19, 20.
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxiii Pg 31 Being of such a character, He was of course much the less disposed to burn men. For even at that time the Lord said to Elias,4404
Isa. xlii. 2, 3.
4404 Compare De Patientia, chap. xv. “He was not in the fire, but in the still small voice.”4405
Anf-02 vi.iii.i.ix Pg 65.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.vi.xiv Pg 25.1
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xx Pg 3 Of course He is the new master and proprietor of the elements, now that the Creator is deposed, and excluded from their possession! Nothing of the kind. But the elements own4217
Luke viii. 25.
4217 Agnorant. their own Maker, just as they had been accustomed to obey His servants also. Examine well the Exodus, Marcion; look at the rod of Moses, as it waves His command to the Red Sea, ampler than all the lakes of Judæa. How the sea yawns from its very depths, then fixes itself in two solidified masses, and so, out of the interval between them,4218
4218 Et pari utrinque stupore discriminis fixum. makes a way for the people to pass dry-shod across; again does the same rod vibrate, the sea returns in its strength, and in the concourse of its waters the chivalry of Egypt is engulphed! To that consummation the very winds subserved! Read, too, how that the Jordan was as a sword, to hinder the emigrant nation in their passage across its stream; how that its waters from above stood still, and its current below wholly ceased to run at the bidding of Joshua,4219
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Ps 46:1-3 Isa 42:3; 43:2 Mt 8:26; 14:31 Lu 8:25 Joh 6:19,20