saint athanasius’ "on the incarnation of the word," part two

Again, from Athanasius’ On the Incarnation. From chapter 1: Creation and the Fall…

“For the transgression of the commandment was making them turn back again according to their nature; and as they had at the beginning come into being out of non-existence, so were they now on the way to returning, through corruption, to non-existence again. The presence and love of the Word had called them into being; inevitably, therefore when they lost the knowledge of God, they lost existence with it; for it is God alone Who exists, evil is non-being, the negation and antithesis of good. By nature, of course, man is mortal, since he was made from nothing; but he bears also the Likeness of Him Who is, and if he preserves that Likeness through constant contemplation, then his nature is deprived of its power and he remains incorrupt.”

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One thought on “saint athanasius’ "on the incarnation of the word," part two

  1. Hi, Guy. I’m having trouble figuring out how to get my blog link included under alumni on the ATS blog. Any insights?

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    Peace,
    John

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