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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol VIII:
Pseudo-Clementine Literature.: Chapter XLIII

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter XLIII.—No God But Jehovah.

“Wherefore the Scripture exclaims in name of the God of the Jews, saying, ‘Behold, behold, seeing that I am God, and there is none else besides me, I will kill, and I will make alive; I will smite, and I will heal; and there is none who can deliver out of my hands.’ 644   See therefore how, by some ineffable virtue, the Scripture, opposing the future errors of those who should affirm that either in heaven or on earth there is any other god besides Him who is the God of the Jews, decides thus:  ‘The Lord your God is one God, in heaven above, and in the earth beneath; and besides Him there is none else.’ 645   How, then, hast thou dared to say that there is any other God besides Him who is the God of the Jews?  And again the Scripture says, ‘Behold, to the Lord thy God belong the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the earth, and all things that are in them:  nevertheless I have chosen your fathers, that I might love them, and you after them.’ 646   Thus that judgment is supported by the Scripture on every side, that He who created the world is the true and only God.


Footnotes

109:644

Deut. xxxii. 39.

109:645

Deut. iv. 39.

109:646

Deut. 10:14, 15.


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