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shall come over to thee, and shall be thine : they shall walk after thee, they shall go bound with manacles, and they shall worship thee, and shall make supplication to thee : only in thee is God, and there is no God besides thee. Verily, thou art a hidden God, the God of Israel, the Saviour.
Jeremiæ XXIII, 5. Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch. 6. This is the name that they shall call him : the Lord our just one.
Baruch III, 36. This is our God, and there shall no other be accounted of in comparison of him. He found out all the way of knowledge, and gave it to Jacob his servant, and to Israel his beloved ; afterwards he was seen upon earth; and conversed with men.
Matt. III, 16. Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water : and lo, the heavens were opened to him : and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him. And behold a voice from heaven, saying : This is my beloved Son, in whom I ain well pleased.
Matt. XVI. 16. Peter said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.
John I, 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him ; and without him was made nothing that was made.
John III, 16. God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
John V, 18. The Jews sought to kill Christ : because be did not only break the Sabbath, but also said that God was his Father, making himself equal to God.
John VIII, 53. Before Abraham was made, I am.
John XVI, 15. All things whatsoever the Father hath, are mine.
John XX, 28. Thomas said to Christ : My Lord, and my God.
Acts XX, 28. The Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Rom. IX, 5. Of whom is Christ according to the flesh, who is over all things, God, blessed forever.
Gal. I, 12. I received not the gospel from man, nor did I learn it ; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Phil. II, 6. Christ being in the form of God, thought it not robbery, to be equal with God.
Coloss. I, 16. In him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers : all things were created by him and in him : and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.
Heb. I, 3. Who being the splendor of his glory, and the figure of his substance. 5. To which of the angels he said at any time : Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee?
1 John III, 16. In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us.
1 John V, 7. There are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three
20. And that we may be in his true Son. This is the true God, and life eternal.
Apoc. IV, 8. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, who is, and who is to come. 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord our God, to receive honor, and glory, and power.
Apoc. XVII, 14. The Lamb shall overcome them, because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings.
Apostoli in Symbolo. I believe in God the Father almighty, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord.
Jacobus frater Domini in Liturgia. “O Word of God, incomprehensible and consubstantial with the Father and the Holy Ghost, eternal and inseparable, receive an incorrupt hymn among the saints and during thy unbloody sacrifices.”
CLEMENS ROMANUS, A. D. 80. Lib. 2, Rocognit. “We say the only begotten Son of God, not come from another beginning, but ineffably born of him.
Con Apostol. lib. 5, Cap. 8. “The clean and unbloody sacrifice which thou hast instituted through Christ, the mystery of the new Testament for an odor of sweetness, through thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ, God, and our Saviour."
IGNATIUS, A, D, 100
the dead, who restored perfect walk to the lame, cured the lepers, restored sight to the blind ?
Ad Ephesios. Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, first practised and then taught.
Ad Antiochenos “Every person who announces the one and only God that he may discard the Divinity of Christ, he is a devil and an enemy of all justice.
Ad Philadelphienses. “If any man say that there is indeed one God, and confess not Jesus Christ, and think that he is a mere man, but not the only begotten God, the Wisdom and the Word of God, such a man is the serpent, preaching delusion and falsehood to the ruin of mankind, and such a man is insane, call him Ebion."
Remember that St. Ignatius, bishop and martyr, was the disciple and successor of St. Peter in the See of Antioch in the year one hundred, (Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Heb. 1,) and since he drew the sacred science and mission from the rock upon which Christ Jesus built the Church, whose faith is secured from the risk of failure, by the prayer of his divine Master, he could not be mistaken in regard to the incarnation of the Son of God : and as he positively declares that the man who confesses not Christ Jesus, and thinks that he is a mere man, but pot the only begotten God, the Wisdom, and the Word of God, such a man is the serpent, disseminating delusion and falsehood to the ruin of the human race, and he is a maniac, to be called Ebion. It behoves the Unitarians, even now to open their eyes, and suck no longer the delusion and poison from the old serpent, though he transform himself into an angel of light, though he come under the garb of the sheep, with sweet tongue and flowery eloquence, holding the bible in his hand. And who was Ebion, that is identified by Ignatius with the devil ? An ancient heretic who denied that Christ Jesus was God, and asserted that he was but a mere rnan, just as the Unitarians do.
JUSTINUS MARTYR, A, D. 160. In expositione fidei. “Whereas the Father begot from his own substance the Son, and produced from the same substance the Spirit, who justly partake of one and the same essence.We understand that the Son is propagated by the Father as light shines from light. For by this likeness is represented both the eternity and identity of the essence, and the nativity free from pain.
Dialogo cum Tryphone. “Had you understood the sayings of the prophets, you would not deny him to be God, the Son of the singular, and unbegotten, and ineffable God. I have already explained that that power which the prophet calls God is not to be so named as merely the light of the sun, but that it is to be counted also something else ; saying that that power begotten of the Father, not by slicing, as if cut from the essence of the Father, as all other things divided and cut off are not the same thing that they had been previous to the separation.”
EUSEBIUS CAESARIENSIS, A. D. 320.
De demonstratione Evangelica, lib. 4, Cap. 3. “Whereas the Father is one, there must be also one Son, not many, and one perfect only-begotten God of God, but not many. For among the many there would be a diversity and a difference, and the seed of decay. Wherefore, the one God is the Father
of one perfect and only Son, not of several Gods, nor Sons : and whereas the essence of the light is also one, the light com. ing therefrom must, of course, be one also. For what other offspring of the light can we imagine, than that one ray which emanates from it, and which fills and illustrates all things ? Whatever thing will be cut off from this, shall be darkness, not light. Therefore, as he is the light of the supreme Father of all, which can be expressed by no words, that there is not any proper and exact copy, besides that alone which is religiously applied to the Son also. For he is the splendor of the eternal light and the mirror of the spotless divine essence, and the image of his goodness, of whom it is written : who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance. These words certainly teach that the begotten Son is not a person who had not been at certain times and who afterwards was born, but who had been before all ages, and who previously lived at all times together with the Father."
ALEXANDER ALEXANDRINUS EPISCOPUS, A. D. 325.
Epistola ad Alexandrum Const. “If all things had been made by him, how could it be that he who had bestowed essence upon all created things would not at the same time have existed ? It is out of reason that the Creator be of the same nature with the thing created. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten indeed not of him who is not, but of him, who is the Father, not certainly in a corporeal manner, by incision or the fluctuations of divisions, as Sabellius and Valentinian imagine, but in some mode which could not be explained by words.”
SYNODUS NICÆNUS, A. D. 325. In Symbolo. “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.And in our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,