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ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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Chapter IV.—Continuation.

The Evangelists, too, when they declared that the one Father was “the only true God,”12291229    John xvii. 3. did not omit what concerned our Lord, but wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.”12301230    John i. 1. And concerning the incarnation: “The Word,” says [the Scripture], “became flesh, and dwelt among us.”12311231    John i. 14. And again: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”12321232    Matt. i. 1. And those very apostles, who said “that there is one God,”12331233    1 Cor. viii. 4, 6; Gal. iii. 20. said also that “there is one Mediator between God and men.”12341234    Eph. iv. 5, 6; 1 Tim. ii. 5. Nor were they ashamed of the incarnation and the passion. For what says [one]? “The man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself”12351235    1 Tim. ii. 5. for the life and salvation of the world.


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