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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
CLEMENT OF ROME: Chapter XXVII.—In the hope of the...

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Chapter XXVII.—In the hope of the resurrection, let us cleave to the omnipotent and omniscient God.

Having then this hope, let our souls be bound to Him who is faithful in His promises, and just in His judgments. He who has commanded us not to lie, shall much more Himself not lie; for nothing is impossible with God, except to lie. 109 Let His faith therefore be stirred up again within us, and let us consider that all things are nigh unto Him. By the word of His might 110 He established all things, and by His word He can overthrow them. “Who shall say unto Him, What hast thou done? or, Who shall resist the power of His strength?” 111 When and as He pleases He will do all things, and none of the things determined by Him shall pass away. 112 All things are open before Him, and nothing can be hidden from His counsel. “The heavens 113 declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handy-work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. And there are no words or speeches of which the voices are not heard.” 114


Footnotes

12:109

Comp. Tit. i. 2; Heb. vi. 18.

12:110

Or, “majesty.”

12:111

Wisdom xii. 12, Wisdom xi. 22.

12:112

Comp. Matt. xxiv. 35.

12:113

Literally, “If the heavens,” etc

12:114

Ps. xix. 1-3.


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