29 August 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

What does this mean? That he has justified our race not by right actions, not by toils, not by barter and exchange, but by grace alone. Paul, too, made this clear when he said: “But now the justice of God has been made manifest apart from the Law.” But the justice of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ and not through any labor and suffering. -- St. John Chrysostom, *Against Judaizing Christians* Discourse VII:III 2


Jim Roemke said...

I have to thank you again for such a wonderful service you provide for the church in this! As always, you astound with your devotion to Scripture and the holy Bride of Christ. I linked to this post in my own blog with my own thoughts on the wisdom of Scripture expounded by Brother John. Thank you again!

William Weedon said...


Glad you liked that one. That is one of my favorites among St. John's writings as well. One of the things that has bothered me for years is how it was possible that Luther had to struggle through to his understanding of these matters when St. John C really hands it to him on a silver platter. We know that Luther used St. John C for preparing his lecture notes on Hebrews. I wonder if he did not have him available for Romans - and for Philippians!