Thursday, September 15, 2011

CHRIST AS AN ANGEL BEFORE NICEA

Lactantius - referring to the last post puts it more succinctly when referring to Christ:

LATIN TEXT: "...Denique ex omnibus angelis, quos idem Deus de suis spiritibus figuravit, solus in consortium summae potestatis adscitus est, solus Deus nuncupatus..." - (Latin Text of the Epitome of the Divinae Institutiones Chapter 42, MGL.)

LACTANTIUS (circa. 240-320 C.E.): "...in fine, ( OF ) ALL THE ANGELS, WHOM THE SAME GOD - ( FORMED ) - FROM HIS OWN BREATH, ( HE ) ALONE was admitted into a participation of his supreme power, he was called God. For all things were through him, and nothing was without him...” - (Chapter 42, "EPITOME" of "The Divine Institutes" - Translated by William Fletcher. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 7. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight.) http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0702.htm