Wherefore if any one
"When He was raised from the dead.
Wherefore we have need of the dew of God, that we be not consumed by fire, nor be rendered unfruitful, and that where we have an accuser there we may have also an Advocate,
true and real was the draught of that wine at the marriage of (Cana in) Galilee;
the first rudimentary displays of His power, when invited to the nuptials;
sups once for all at a single marriage,
All the more fully: "Little children, these things have I written to you, lest ye sin; and if ye shall have sinned, an Advocate we have with God the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and, He is the propitiation for our sins."
And since we have made mention of the Paraclete, and have explained as we were able what sentiments ought to be entertained regarding Him; and since our Saviour also is called the Paraclete in the Epistle of John, when he says, "If any of us sin, we have a Paraclete with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins; "
" "And if any man sin," says he, "we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and He is the propitiation for our sins."
" And in his Catholic Epistle John says that He is a Paraclete for our souls with the Father, as thus:
-what and how great things must be said of the Lamb of God, who was sacrificed for this very reason, that He might take away the sin not of a few but of the whole world, for the sake of which also He suffered? If any one sin, we read,
Hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself to walk even as He also walked."
" Such indeed does the Gospel invite, in order to make them better; but it invites also others who are very different from these, since Christ is the Saviour of all men, and especially of them that believe, whether they be intelligent or simple; and "He is the propitiation with the Father for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."
and His Christ to be the "propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."
Accordingly, we worship with all our power the one God, and His only Son, the Word and the Image of God, by prayers and supplications; and we offer our petitions to the God of the universe through His only-begotten Son. To the Son we first present them, and beseech Him, as "the propitiation for our sins,"
And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Supporter: and He is the propitiation for our sins."
which was produced by God in a vineyard, and which was first consumed, was good. None
He that saith he knoweth Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
and out of water made wine,
of the cup of emblematic significance, the Lord, checking her untimely haste, said, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come"
Nos enim didicimus libertatem, qua Dominus noster nos liberat a voluptatibus, eta cupiditatibus, et aliis perturbationibus solvens. "Qui dicit: Novi Dominum, et mandata ejus non setvat, mendax est, et in eo veritas non est,"
) when He observes, "Mine hour is not yet come."
The comparison with this law of that definition, "Unless a man have been reborn of water and Spirit, he shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens,"
When, however, he turns their minds back to continence, ("But I will you all so to be,") "I think, moreover," he says, "I too have the Spirit of God; "in order that, if he had granted any indulgence out of necessity, that, by the Holy Spirit's authority, he might recall. But John, too, when advising us that "we ought so to walk as the Lord withal did,"
according to the words of Scripture: "He that saith that he believeth in Christ, ought so to walk, as He also walked."
For this is to wish to be found with Christ, to imitate that which Christ both taught and did, according to the Apostle John, who said, "He that saith he abideth in Christ, ought himself also so to walk even as He walked."
It is written, and it is read and heard, and is celebrated for our example by the Church's mouth, "He that saith he abideth in Christ. ought himself also so to walk even as He walked."
But if we also, beloved brethren, are in Christ; if we put Him on, if He is the way of our salvation, who follow Christ in the footsteps of salvation, let us walk by the example of Christ, as the Apostle John instructs us, saying, "He who saith he abideth in Christ, ought himself also to walk even as He walked."
John 2:6 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Of this same thing in the Epistle of John: "He who saith he abideth in Christ, ought himself also to walk even as He walked."
They heard of the wine that, without previous culture, was ministered;
Nay, but this whole world is the one house of all; in which world it is more the heathen, who is found in darkness, whom the grace of God enlightens, than the Christian, who is already in God's light.
And again: "He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."
John 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Also in the same place: "He who saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is a liar, and walketh in darkness even until now."
John 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop
Hast thou not read, that "he who hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his eyes? "
But the hireling, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf scatter-eth them."
But those who act contrary to these things-the avaricious, the liars, the hypocrites, those who make merchandise of the truth-the Lord cast out of His Father's court,
"And the passover of the Jews was at hand."
"And Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And first, let us fix our attention on the words of John, beginning, "And Jesus went up to Jerusalem."
let us seek joyfully to say, "I can do all things in Christ Jesus strengthening me." We have also to notice that in a former passage
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as God also abideth for ever."
And the world shall pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as God also abideth for ever."
And the world shall pass away, and the lust thereof; but he who doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as God abideth for ever."
John 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
And the world shall pass away with its lust. But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as God abideth for ever."
If therefore any one of us wishes to be taken by Jesus, and led up by Him into the high mountain, and be deemed worthy of beholding His transfiguration apart, let him pass beyond the six days, because he no longer beholds the things which are seen, nor longer loves the world, nor the things in the world,
By asserting all this, He determined the distinction which is between the two Persons: that is, the Son then on earth, whom Peter had confessed to be the Son of God; and the Father in heaven, who had revealed to Peter the discovery which he had made, that Christ was the Son of God. When He entered the temple, He called it "His Father's house,"
, with its own vicious nature, easily indulging concupiscence after whatever it had seen to be "attractive to the sight,"
And also when casting out of the temple those who sold sheep, and oxen, and doves, and pouring out the tables of the money-changers, and saying, "Take these things, hence, and do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise,"
John 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
In the Epistle of John: "But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as He Himself also abideth for ever."
Know ye therefore, that every lie is from without, and is not of the truth. Who is a liar, but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist."
foreseeing by the Spirit those weak-minded persons who should be led astray.
Ex nobis exierunt, sed non erant ex nobis. Nam si fuissent ex nobis, permansissent utique nobiscum."
And how is it that he enjoins duties which belong to our God, and enjoins them to be offered to none other than our God? Either contend that the devil works with our God, or else let the Paraclete be held to be Satan. But you affirm it is "a human Antichrist: "for by this name heretics are called in John.
and even now are there many antichrists;
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us."
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us."
"The Jews then answered and said unto Him, What sign showest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things?
that is, at the consummation of the age in regard to which we may fitly say what is found in the Epistle of John, "It is the last hour."
and again, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up; "
As also the Lord speaks in reference to Himself, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. He spake this, however," it is said, "of the temple of His body."
John 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Clement Not Given in the Oxford Edition
The Jews therefore said, In forty-six years was this temple built, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? But He spake of the temple of His body."
John, ) "but they were not of us. If they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us."
This destiny of the body the Lord also described, when, clothed as He was in its very substance, He said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again."
And accordingly, "Know ye not your bodies (to be) members of Christ? "because Christ, too, is God's temple. "Overturn this temple, and I will in three days' space resuscitate it."
Denote our bodies: God's true temple
And He "took His life," when He manifested Himself to His disciples, having in their presence foretold to the unbelieving Jews, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again,"
When He knew that wicked men might aim at the destruction of the temple of God in Him, but that their purposes of destruction would not prevail against the divine power which had built that temple, He says to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it again.... This He said of the temple of His body."
The Saviour appeared in the form of man, and he too will come in the form of a man. The Saviour raised up and showed His holy flesh like a temple,
has once learned, never departs from Him at all, and that those are the Church who remain in the house of God; but that, on the other hand, they are not the plantation planted by God the Father, whom we see not to be established with the stability of wheat, but blown about like chaff by the breath of the enemy scattering them, of whom John also in his epistle says, "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us."
The Apostle John execrates and severely assails these, when he says, "They went forth from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, surely they would have continued with us."
John 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
And "After three days another shall be raised up without hands."
John 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Of this same thing in the Epistle of John: "They went out from among us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would doubtless have remained with us."
Although, however, I must hasten to other matters, I do not think that I must pass over this point, that in the Gospel the Lord declared, by way of signifying His majesty, saying, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will build it up again."
and demanded that He should be crucified, though they laid nothing else to His charge except that He said that He was the Son of God, the King of the Jews; also His own saying,
John 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John
" And when the Jews said, "Forty and six years was this temple in building," the evangelist says, "He spake of the temple of His body."
They therefore who lie deny the Lord, and rob Him, not giving back to Him the deposit which they have received. For they received from Him a spirit free from falsehood.
r house is beautiful and serviceable when it has not been anointed? And what man, when he enters into this life or into the gymnasium, is not anointed with oil? And what work has either ornament or beauty unless it be anointed and burnished? Then the air and all that is under heaven is in a certain sort anointed by light and spirit; and are you unwilling to be anointed with the oil of God? Wherefore we are called Christians on this account, because we are anointed with the oil of God.
John 2:20 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith
If any one says that Christ suffers change or alteration, and refuses to acknowledge that He is unchangeable in the Spirit, though corruptible
The Jews say to him: He said, I can destroy this temple, and in three days build it. Pilate says: What temple? The Jews say: The one that Solomon
Pilate says: And what temple did he say that he was to destroy? The Hebrews say: The temple of Solomon, which Solomon built in forty-six years.
The Jews therefore said, "Forty and six years was this temple in building,
but which did not fall through death, because even the Scripture informs us that "He spoke of His body."
John 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
In the Epistle of John: "If our heart blame us not, we have confidence towards God; and whatever we ask, we shall receive from Him."
"But He spake of the temple of His body.
And he that rejects the incarnation, and is ashamed of the cross for which I am in bonds, this man is antichrist.
John, moreover, brands that man as "a liar" who "denieth that Jesus is the Christ; "whilst on the other hand he declares that "every one is born of God who believeth that Jesus is the Christ."
First of all, after He had made the water wine at Cana of Galilee, He went up to the festival day of the passover, on which occasion it is written, "For many believed in Him, when they saw the signs which He did,"
John 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus
John too: "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath both the Son and the Father."
John 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Also in the Epistle of John: "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same also hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath both the Son and the Father."
And how is it if, as many of Christ's true disciples were honoured by having thus to witness for Him, so the prophets received from God as their special gift that of understanding about Christ and announcing Him before, and that they taught not only those living after Christ's advent how they should regard the Son of God, but those also who lived in the generations before Him? As he who in these times does not know the Son has not the Father either,
for He Himself knew what was in man."
ive loaves satisfied five thousand of His followers: and who, lest it might appear to the unbelieving and bard of heart to be an illusion, filled twelve capacious baskets with the fragments that remained? Was He one of us, who ordered the breath that had departed to return to the body, persons buried to come forth from the tomb, and after three days to be loosed from the swathings of the undertaker? Was He one of us, who saw clearly in the hearts of the silent what each was pondering,
Christ Jesus, who knows the things in the hearts of men,
But additions of other people's hair are entirely to be rejected, and it is a most sacrilegious thing for spurious hair to shade the head, covering the skull with dead locks. For on whom does the presbyter lay his hand?
It is also necessary that he should be anointed who is baptized; so that, having received the chrism,
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