Man, The Vessel of God’s Action – Irenaeus of Lyons

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Here’s the quote of the century (really!) from Irenaeus of Lyons: “God is man’s glory. Man is the vessel which receives God’s action and all his wisdom and power. If man… has a right belief regarding created things and their divine Creator, who, having given them being, holds them all in his power, and if man perseveres in God’s love, … Read More

Trinity as Centre – Irenaeus of Lyons

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“This is the rule of our faith, the foundation of the building, and what gives support to our behaviour. God the Father uncreated, who is uncontained, invisible, one God, creator of the universe; this is the first article of our faith. And the second is: The Word of God, the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, who appeared to the prophets according to their way of … Read More

Recapitulation in Christ – Irenaeus of Lyons

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“The Word of God, the Only Son, has always been present to humanity. According to the Father’s pleasure, he has united and mingled himself with the work which he had formed. He became flesh. This Word made flesh is Jesus Christ, Our Lord. It is he who suffered for us, who has been raised for us, who will return in … Read More

The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive – Irenaeus

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“The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God. If the revelation of God through creation already brings life to all living beings on the earth, how much more will the manifestation of the Father by the Word bring life to those who see God“Irenaeus of Lyons – Adversus Haereses IV:20:7.