Thursday, January 26, 2012

( PART 6 ) DID THE EARLIEST POST-BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN WRITERS TEACH CHRISTENDOM'S OFFICIAL DOCTRINE OF THE TRI{3}NITY? = CLEMENT OF ROME – LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS – CHAPTER 1(C)



ΚΛΗΜΕΝΤΟΣ ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α
1ST CLEMENT TOWARD [THE] CORINTHIANS

GREEK TEXT: “...τήν τε σώφρονα καὶ ἐπιεικῆ ἐν Χριστῷ εὐσέβειαν οὐκ ἐθαύμασεν...” - (MPG.)

CLEMENT OF ROME (circa. 30-100 C.E.): “...Who did not admire your sober and forbearing piety in Christ?...” - (Chapter 1:1-3; THE FIRST EPISTLE OF CLEMENT TO THE CORINTHIANS Translated by J.B. Lightfoot.)

CLEMENT OF ROME (circa. 30-100 C.E.): “...hath not admired your sober and seemly piety in Christ...” - (CHAPTER 1:1-3; THE FIRST EPISTLE OF CLEMENT TO THE CORINTHIANS translated by Charles H. Hoole, 1885.)

CLEMENT OF ROME (circa. 30-100 C.E.): “...Who did not admire the sobriety and moderation of your godliness in Christ?...” - (CHAPTER 1 -- SALUTATION, AND PRAISE FOR THE CORINTHIANS BEFORE SCHISM BROKE FORTH AMONG THEM. CLEMENT OF ROME, First Epistle/Letter of Clement to the Corinthians .)
Clement just simply repeats the Biblical phrase “...in Christ...”

Tri{3}nitarians would really really have to be stretching it to the max in order to read into this phrase some sort of an indication of a three-in-one-substance-co-eternal(s)-co-almigh(ies)-co-equal(s)-un-created-tri{3}nity.

Let us move on.