23 July 2007

Patristic Quote of the Day

Why did John say, "in that true Son of His"? Because God has many sons, many children. A proper distinction had to be made here by John, and so he added that He was the "true Son of God." Not just by saying that "He's the Son," but by adding, as I've already said, that He's "the True Son." So much for the distinction. For we're all sons, all children, by virtue of grace; but He happens to be the Son of God by divine nature. -- St. Augustine, Sermons to the People #14

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