Thursday, June 28, 2012
Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200
Now, that we may not suffer [heretical teaching], we must needs hold the rule of the faith without deviation, and do the commandments of God, believing in God and fearing Him as Lord and loving Him as Father. Now this doing is produced by faith: for Isaiah says: If ye believe not, neither shall ye understand. And faith is produced by the truth; for faith rests on things that truly are. For in things that are, as they are, we believe; and believing in things that are, as they ever are, we keep firm our confidence in them.
... Irenaeus (c.130-c.200), The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching [2nd c.], par. 3
(see the book; see also Rom. 10:17; Gal. 1:6-7; 6:10; 2 Pet. 2:1; Jude 1:3-4; more at Belief, Commandment, Faith, Father, Fear, God, Love, Obedience, Truth, Understanding)
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