Anf-03 v.iv.vi.iii Pg 50 in believing in God, are thereby justified as Abraham was, and thereby also obtain life—since the just lives by his faith,—it therefore happens that, as he in the previous passage called us “sons of Abraham,” since he is in faith our (common) father,5315
Magis proinde: as sharing in the faith he had, “being yet uncircumcised.” See Rom. iv. 11.
5315 Patris fidei. so here also he named us “children of faith,” for it was owing to his faith that it was promised that Abraham should be the father of (many) nations. As to the fact itself of his calling off faith from circumcision, did he not seek thereby to constitute us the children of Abraham, who had believed previous to his circumcision in the flesh?5316
5316 In integritate carnis. In short,5317
5317 Denique. faith in one of two gods cannot possibly admit us to the dispensation5318
5318 Formam: “plan” or “arrangement.” of the other,5319
5319 Alterius dei…dei alterius. so that it should impute righteousness to those who believe in him, and make the just live through him, and declare the Gentiles to be his children through faith. Such a dispensation as this belongs wholly to Him through whose appointment it was already made known by the call of this self-same Abraham, as is conclusively shown5320
5320 Revincatur. by the natural meaning.5321
5321 Ipso sensu.