09 July 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

In fact, the Law of Moses was not unjust.  Rather, it was difficult and able to justify only those who had followed the entire Law perfectly.  Therefore, it was clearly incapable of setting people straight, because the one who had fallen into a single crime was made guilty of all (James 2:10).  Thus the Law was not able to justify.  And since the Law itself was incapable of justifying anyone, its inability to correct made people incapable of being justified by the commands of the Law. ––Ammonius, Catena on the Acts of the Apostles 13.39.

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