20 March 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

The Holy One called Moses from the bush and said, "I am...the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."  When death heard this utterance he trembled in fear, was disturbed by terror, and knew that he had not become king forever over Adam... He learned that God is King of the dead and of the living, and that it is appointed to the children of Adam to come forth from his darkness with their bodies. -- Aphrahat, Of Death and the Latter Times, par. 2

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