Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Irenaeus: the Incarnation

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200
    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
    —John 1:12-13 (NIV)
    It was for this end that the Word of God was made man, and He who was the Son of God became the Son of man, that man, having been taken into the Word, and receiving the adoption, might become the son of God.
    ... Irenaeus (c.130-c.200), from Adversus Haereses, The Writings of Irenaeus, v. I, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1868, III.xix.2, p. 345 (see the book)
    See also John 1:12-14; 20:17; Rom. 8:13-14; 9:8; Gal. 3:26; 4:4-7; Eph. 1:4-6; 2:19-20; Heb. 2:10; 1 John 4:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your children are listening to Your voice.
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