Sunday, July 21, 2019

Early Christian Quotes on a Relationship with God

Early Christian Quotes on a Relationship with God

Odes of Solomon 

(1st or 2nd Century)



As the eyes of a son upon his father, so are my eyes, O Lord, at all times toward You.



Odes of Solomon

(1st or 2nd Century)



As the sun is the joy of those who seek its daybreak, so the Lord is my joy;


He is my Sun, and His rays have lifted me up, and His light has dismissed all darkness from my face.



Fragments of Justin Martyr

(Mid-2nd Century)

Chapter 7:


We will not do any harm to God by remaining ignorant of Him, but we will deprive ourselves of His friendship.



Acts of John

(Mid to Late 2nd Century)

Paragraph 107:


Let God rejoice with us because we walk rightly. Let Him be glad because we live purely. Let Him be refreshed because our conversation is serious. Let Him be without stress because we live in self-control. Let Him be pleased because we are in communion with one another. Let Him smile because we are chaste. Let Him be merry because we love Him.



Irenaeus’ Against Heresies, Book 3

(Late 2nd Century)

Chapter 14, Paragraph 1


In the beginning, God formed Adam, not because He needed man but so that He would have someone on whom to confer His benefits.



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Find more of what the early Christians thought on my Christian History page!

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