Anf-03 v.x.xiii Pg 3—how he, (I say,) speaks in favour of martyrdoms, now to be chosen by himself also, when, rejoicing over the Thessalonians, he says, “So that we glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations, in which ye endure a manifestation of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be accounted worthy of His kingdom, for which ye also suffer!”8307
Gen. xxv. 34; xxvii. 25.
Anf-01 ix.iv.xxiv Pg 15 the sense of sin leads to repentance, and God bestows His compassion upon those who are penitent. <index subject1="Adam, the first" subject2="his repentance signified by the girdle which he made" title="457" id="ix.iv.xxiv-p15.3"/>For [Adam] showed his repentance by his conduct, through means of the girdle [which he used], covering himself with fig-leaves, while there were many other leaves, which would have irritated his body in a less degree. He, however, adopted a dress conformable to his disobedience, being awed by the fear of God; and resisting the erring, the lustful propensity of his flesh (since he had lost his natural disposition and child-like mind, and had come to the knowledge of evil things), he girded a bridle of continence upon himself and his wife, fearing God, and waiting for His coming, and indicating, as it were, some such thing [as follows]: Inasmuch as, he says, I have by disobedience lost that robe of sanctity which I had from the Spirit, I do now also acknowledge that I am deserving of a covering of this nature, which affords no gratification, but which gnaws and frets the body. And he would no doubt have retained this clothing for ever, thus humbling himself, if God, who is merciful, had not clothed them with tunics of skins instead of fig-leaves. For this purpose, too, He interrogates them, that the blame might light upon the woman; and again, He interrogates her, that she might convey the blame to the serpent. For she related what had occurred. “The serpent,” says she, “beguiled me, and I did eat.”3766
Prov. i. 7, Prov. ix. 10.
Anf-02 vi.iii.i.ix Pg 12.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.vii Pg 7.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.vii Pg 18.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.xii Pg 8.1
Anf-03 v.iii.xliii Pg 4 Where the fear of God is, there is seriousness, an honourable and yet thoughtful2295
Ps. cxi. 10; Prov. i. 7.
2295 Attonita, as if in fear that it might go wrong (Rigalt.). diligence, as well as an anxious carefulness and a well-considered admission (to the sacred ministry)2296
2296 In contrast to the opposite fault of the heresies exposed above. and a safely-guarded2297
2297 Deliberata, where the character was well weighed previous to admission to the eucharist. communion, and promotion after good service, and a scrupulous submission (to authority), and a devout attendance,2298
2298 Apparitio, the duty and office of an apparitor, or attendant on men of higher rank, whether in church or state. and a modest gait, and a united church, and God in all things.