Anf-01 ix.vii.xi Pg 11 not repudiating [by these words] the substance of flesh, but showing that into it the Spirit must be infused.4521
Rom. viii. 8.
4521 The Latin has, “sed infusionem Spiritus attrahens.” And for this reason, he says, “This mortal must put on immortality, and this corruptible must put on incorruption.”4522
Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.vi Pg 14.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 161.1
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.x Pg 43 Now, when shall we be able to please God except whilst we are in this flesh? There is, I imagine, no other time wherein a man can work. If, however, whilst we are even naturally living in the flesh, we yet eschew the deeds of the flesh, then we shall not be in the flesh; since, although we are not absent from the substance of the flesh, we are notwithstanding strangers to the sin thereof. Now, since in the word flesh we are enjoined to put off, not the substance, but the works of the flesh, therefore in the use of the same word the kingdom of God is denied to the works of the flesh, not to the substance thereof. For not that is condemned in which evil is done, but only the evil which is done in it. To administer poison is a crime, but the cup in which it is given is not guilty. So the body is the vessel of the works of the flesh, whilst the soul which is within it mixes the poison of a wicked act. How then is it, that the soul, which is the real author of the works of the flesh, shall attain to5667
Rom. viii. 8.
5667 Merebitur. the kingdom of God, after the deeds done in the body have been atoned for, whilst the body, which was nothing but (the soul’s) ministering agent, must remain in condemnation? Is the cup to be punished, but the poisoner to escape? Not that we indeed claim the kingdom of God for the flesh: all we do is, to assert a resurrection for the substance thereof, as the gate of the kingdom through which it is entered. But the resurrection is one thing, and the kingdom is another. The resurrection is first, and afterwards the kingdom. We say, therefore, that the flesh rises again, but that when changed it obtains the kingdom. “For the dead shall be raised incorruptible,” even those who had been corruptible when their bodies fell into decay; “and we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.5668
Anf-03 v.viii.x Pg 8 because “the flesh lusteth against the Spirit;”7358
Rom. viii. 8.
Anf-03 v.viii.xlvi Pg 3 Now, by denying them to be in the flesh who yet obviously were in the flesh, he showed that they were not living amidst the works of the flesh, and therefore that they who could not please God were not those who were in the flesh, but only those who were living after the flesh; whereas they pleased God, who, although existing in the flesh, were yet walking after the Spirit. And, again, he says that “the body is dead;” but it is “because of sin,” even as “the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”7590
Rom. viii. 8, 9.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 8
VERSE (8) -
:9; 7:5 Joh 3:3,5,6