Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CHRIST AS AN ANGEL BEFORE NICEA

Taken from the last chapter, which was written by Mrs. Collins (a Catholic writer). The first quote has to do with Justin Martyr:

YARBO & COLLINS: "...Justin may have had John 1:1c Prov. 8.22-31 ... The Gospel and Revelation both present Jesus as preexistent and as divine in some sense. In the Gospel, he is either an emanation of God or God’s first creature, namely, the only-begotten god. In Revelation, THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT HE IS GOD’S FIRST CREATURE, NAMELY, THE PRINCIPAL ANGEL..." - (p. 203 “King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature”, by Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins)

YARBO & COLLINS: "...it should be noted that personified wisdom participates as a creature in God’s activity of creation according to Prov 8:22 LXX...” - (p. 213 “King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature”, by Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins)