Anf-01 ii.ii.viii Pg 3 Say to the children of My people, Though your sins reach from earth to heaven, I and though they be redder40
Ezek. xviii. 30.
Anf-03 vi.ii.iv Pg 3 says, “For for this end the Lord has cut short the times and the days, that His Beloved may hasten; and He will come to the inheritance.” And the prophet also speaks thus: “Ten kingdoms shall reign upon the earth, and a little king shall rise up after them, who shall subdue under one three of the kings.”1470
The Latin reads, “Daniel” instead of “Enoch;” comp. Dan. ix. 24–27.
Anf-03 vi.ii.ii Pg 7 going astray like them, should ask how we may approach Him. To us, then, He declares, “A sacrifice [pleasing] to God is a broken spirit; a smell of sweet savour to the Lord is a heart that glorifieth Him that made it.”1462
So the Greek. Hilgenfeld, with the Latin, omits “not.”
Anf-03 v.v.xii Pg 5 And “children of wrath” fail to become sons of peace, if nature be unchangeable? Your reference to such examples as these, my friend,6250
Verses 7, 8.
6250 O homo. is a thoughtless6251
6251 Temere. one. For things which owe their existence to birth such as stones and vipers and human beings—are not apposite to the case of Matter, which is unborn; since their nature, by possessing a beginning, may have also a termination. But bear in mind6252
6252 Tene. that Matter has once for all been determined to be eternal, as being unmade, unborn, and therefore supposably of an unchangeable and incorruptible nature; and this from the very opinion of Hermogenes himself, which he alleges against us when he denies that God was able to make (anything) of Himself, on the ground that what is eternal is incapable of change, because it would lose—so the opinion runs6253
6253 Scilicet.—what it once was, in becoming by the change that which it was not, if it were not eternal. But as for the Lord, who is also eternal, (he maintained) that He could not be anything else than what He always is. Well, then, I will adopt this definite opinion of his, and by means thereof refute him. I blame Matter with a like censure, because out of it, evil though it be—nay, very evil—good things have been created, nay, “very good” ones: “And God saw that they were good, and God blessed them”6254
Anf-02 vi.ii.ix Pg 19.1
Anf-01 viii.ii.xv Pg 6 For the heavenly Father desires rather the repentance than the punishment of the sinner. And of our love to all, He taught thus: “If ye love them that love you, what new thing do ye? for even fornicators do this. But I say unto you, Pray for your enemies, and love them that hate you, and bless them that curse you, and pray for them that despitefully use you.”1790
Matt. ix. 13.
Anf-01 vi.ii.v Pg 5 Then He manifested Himself to be the Son of God. For if He had not come in the flesh, how could men have been saved by beholding Him?1485
Matt. ix. 13; Mark ii. 17; Luke v. 32.
1485 The Cod. Sin. reads, “neither would men have been saved by seeing Him.” Since looking upon the sun which is to cease to exist, and is the work of His hands, their eyes are not able to bear his rays. The Son of God therefore came in the flesh with this view, that He might bring to a head the sum of their sins who had persecuted His prophets1486