Abraham, his history a reproof to Jewish pride, 97; a pattern of hospitality, 276; his faith, 349, 385, 391, 395; his justification, 388; why circumcised, 389; his true children, 389, 391; his hospitality, 504; zeal for truth, 504; prayer for Sodom, 546.
Acts of the Apostles, little known in Chrysostom's time, 1; how profitable as sequel to the Gospels, 1; an inspired book, 2; important for doctrine, 3; written by St. Luke, 2; hence gives most fully the acts of St. Paul, ib.; may be called, "Demonstration of the Resurrection," 3, 5; "Polity of Holy Spirit," 18; Gospels, history of Christ, Acts of the Holy Ghost, 7.
Almsgiving, efficacy of, 147, 382; twice blessed to giver and receiver, 165, 485; a means of putting away sin, 166, 495; may be done without money, 166; a ministry, 89; needs much wisdom 91, 549; encouragement to, 137.
Anger, the passion of, 300; like a sword, to be kept for its right use, 98; against resentment of insults, 98, 198, 204; to conquer, is true greatness, 300; implanted in us as a safeguard to virtue, 111; virtuous anger how shown, ib.; a blind, reckless, passion, 43, 243; its ill effects on the body, 43.
Apostles, how changed after the Resurrection, 1; their discourses, 2; dwell most on Christ as man, ib.; above all on the Resurrection, ib.; rest assertions on testimony, 3; taught by deeds, 4; why they did not receive the Holy Ghost while Christ was with them, nor until ten days after the Ascension, 6; why ordered to tarry in Jerusalem, ib.; why they did not ask Christ to appoint one in place of Judas, 18; the new apostle must be an eye-witness, 21; they overcame the world, 29; their forbearance and gentleness, 183; their suffering, 455; accusations against, 512; severe to their own, gentle to those without, 78; not always under preternatural direction, 133; Christ's Code of Laws, written on Twelve Souls, 37; their miracles greater even than Christ's, 77; their holiness not caused by miracles, 83; their prerogative to impart the Spirit, 115; their proper work, preaching and prayer, 90; why they continued to resort to the temple, 50; and the synagogues, 179.
Baptism, grace of, 152; in it we receive the substance of all good, 248; its more essential part the Spirit, 7; makes men dead to sin, 405; represents the cross, 409; relation to Christ's resurrection, 409; not to be repeated, 410; with us, the baptism with water and with the Spirit is one act; with the Apostles two, ib.; why not administered at Pentecost (in preference to Easter Eve), ib., and note 3; sins after, doubly heinous, 8; but there are means of remission, 9; and recovery, 158; delay of, excuses for, 8, 152, sq.; many delay it till their last moments, 9; Traditio Symboli in, 45, note 1; teaching after, 46; form of renunciation in, 9; followed by Holy Communion, 10; baptized, evil lives of the, a reproach to God, 152; the case of Apollos and the twelve disciples of John considered, 246, sq. and notes.
Bishop, his proper work, preaching and prayer, 90; ought not to have his time taken up with secular matters, ib.; the office coveted for dignity and honor, 22 sq.; its arduousness, ib.; simony of preferment-seeking, 24 sq.; bond of unity in the church, 393.
Christ, equality with the Father, 2; the Apostles insist chiefly on his Resurrection, ib.; His deeds exemplify His words, 4; meaning of the name, 338; His twofold generation, 340; power of His name, 341; His humble birth, and estate, 348; His Cross a stumbling-block, 343, 348; begs in His members, 384 sq., 452, 457, 485; the Victim on His Table, 394; His Resurrection a proof of His sinlessness, 395; the love shown in His Death, 398; its effects, 410 sq.; atoned for actual sins since the fall, 402; partaking in His Death and Burial a guarantee for partaking in His Life, 405; His power shown by men's helplessness, 430; His acts between the Resurrection and Ascension, 4; came and went during forty days, 5; why He showed Himself not to all, ib.; His parting charge to the Apostles, 4; why He bade them tarry at Jerusalem, 6; Christ's Resurrection, evidenced by the Acts of the Apostles, 5, 28; His Resurrection, a pledge of judgment, 237; His Godhead, 13; is "taken up," 14; "Standing at God's right hand," 113; His mercy to the Jews, proves Him to be God, 34; other proofs, 286; His long suffering and beneficence, 92; His intercession, 454; instances of His foreknowledge, 466 sq.; the end of the Law, 472; why He fulfilled it, 539; His kindness to Judas, 394, 460; sundry images applied to Him, 518, 538; values men's souls as His purchase, 524; makes God's wisdom apparent, 535; His example of patient endurance, 536; He executes punishment, 34; His passion foretold, 55; and the punishment denounced, 58; "the Prophet like unto Moses," 55; and more than Moses, 59; "The Prince of Life," 57; works "by the Spirit of God," 72; "sent from God," 37 sq.; in what sense He "knew not that day and hour," 12; the Angel in the burning bush, 103; Giver of the Law, 107; unwritten sayings of, 214.
Christians, to fight the good fight, 154; and so win more glory, 158; one body, 248 sq.; should show sympathy and not rejoice in the punishment of sinners, 266; should despise money, and be ready to toil for others, 273, 274; bound to labor for conversion of others, 133 sq.; cannot be hurt, because cannot hurt, 306; herein like God, ib.; plots against, 511.
Chrysostom, St. John, an incident of his youth, deliverance from a great danger, 238 sq.; a story of a deacon, perhaps C. himself, 281; his earnestness for his flock, 24, 75, 271 sq.; threatens to excommunicate swearers, 55 sq.; the reform commenced, 74; his doctrine of free-will, 365, 446; of repentance, 527; fondness for St. Paul, 561, 562; succeeded Nectarius as Archbishop of Constantinople, 26th Feb. A.D. 398, (page) 270.
Circumcision, the Jews' opinion of its virtues, 369, note; two kinds of, 370; the outward useless without the inward, 388; aimed at specially, because even the Sabbath gave way to it, 371: behind the faith, 388: does not make men Abraham's children, ib., sq.; necessary for carnal men, ib.; yet proclaims its own unavailingness, 389.
Faith, an act of free-will, 181; able to grasp what reason cannot, 341; unreasoning, 347, 391; little compared with its reward, 349; men saved by it under the O.T., ib.; the mother of all blessing, 350; scorned as easy, 363; not a new thing because foretold, 377; and typified, ib.; takes away boasting, 379; establishes the Law, 380, 389; its seeming opposition thereto a perplexity to the Jews, 380; a life of charity necessary after it, ib.; not to be ashamed of, 386; its power, ib.; lies in a belief of God's power, ib.; and of the promise, 389; its excellence above words, 391; Contemplated by the Fathers as fides formata, 407; that whereby men come to salvation, 470; comes by hearing, 479; gives relationship to saints, 494; a special sense of the term, 531.
God, source of all good, 192; universal presence and universal providence of, 321; near to all, 235; cannot be imaged by human thought, 237; His benefits, 238 sq.; danger of abusing this gift, 354; gratitude and trust in, 239 sq.; Divine perfections, 306, 362, 383; more ready to hear than we to pray, 227; is merciful, but is afflicting also, 154, 361, 400; His patience and forbearance, 243; does not take instant vengeance, 199; His help, 294, 355; how said to "tempt," 144; delivers His people, 316 sq.; His word not to be trifled with, 302.
Grace, power of, 84; supernatural, 132, 230; went before the Apostles, 340; destroys earthly distinction, 341, 7; does not supersede will, 245, 412; to work miracles, given for holy deeds, 355; time of grace, contrasted with earlier times, 363; needed before and much more after the Fall, 365; given to Jews, 372; better than a reward for works, 387; implies remission, so fulfilling the promise, 389; past, a guarantee for future, 396-398; superabundance of, 402; ground of higher rules, 420; fruits of, ibid., 434: needful for the lightest good deeds, 446; and from first to last, 361; its universality, 474; how increased, 537.
Heathen, religion of, 211, 352; objection from mean condition of first [... (unreadable in hardcopy)...] 226; why not all amiable and virtuous heathen are converted, 150, 151; heathen gods demons, 31, 221.
Jews, their precedence in receiving the Gospel, 348; their advantages and responsibility, 363, 374; bondage under the law, 363; in practice no better than Gentiles, 364; their pride, 369; judgment upon, 487; final salvation of, 490; offended by the doctrine of Christ's equality with the Father, 2; necessity of forbearance in dealing with them, ib.; their dreadful punishment, 34 sq.; the famine (Claudius) a warning to them, 164; how they sent the Gospel to the Gentiles, 188; enraged by the faith of the Gentiles, ib.; their unbelief foretold, 325; no cause to be proud of their sacrifices, 108; or of their Temple, 109.
Love, heavenly, compared with earthly, 312; love of God overcomes all other feelings, 400; love a natural tie in all creatures, 358; want of it, the cause of sin, ib.; should be ungrudging, 366; and passionate, 367; duties and effects of, 503; ever paying, ever due, 514; love to man sanctified by its union with love to God, ib.; see Charity.
Manichæans, deny Resurrection and Creation, 15; assail the law, 419, 421; condemned by the Church, 430; reject the O.T. and parts of the N.T. [... (unreadable in hardcopy)...] make matter the essence of evil, ib., 410, 423, 429, 433; and coeternal with God, 16; their impious absurdities exposed, ib.; therefore denied incarnation, ib.; see Evil.
Miracles, not always desirable, 229; argument from Scriptures more powerful, ib.; success of the Apostles, itself a miracle, 230; uses of, 136; not to compel belief, but teach, 125; not all wrought with same ease, 138; the true, in contrast with magic, 116; not the cause of the Apostles' holiness, 83; nor of the noble devotion of the converts, 73; too much ascribed to them, ib.; holy words and deeds are more potent, 84, 85; to suffer for Christ, better than miracles, 196; to cast out sin, greater than to expel a demon, 254; in excess, overpower, not convince, 169, 170; of St. Paul, 544, 562.
Paul, St., The Acts relate most to him, 2; by birth a Pharisee, 292; how a Roman citizen, 288 and note; the three days between his conversion and baptism, 7; his honest, consistent zeal as a persecutor, 123; his conversion compared with the Eunuch's, 126; circumstances of his conversion, the accounts reconciled, 123; the manifold witnesses to, 284; why his conversion was delayed, 124; a mighty evidence of the Resurrection, 124; the persecutor Saul did not lightly become Paul the Apostle, 283; no worldly motive for the change, 284; his fitness to be an apostle, 131; an unexceptionable witness, 287, 311; his movements, after his conversion, 134 sq.; preaches "not where Christ was named," 180; his first recorded discourse, 182; compared with St. Stephen's, 184; labored with his own hands for his support, 274; his care that the ministry be not blamed, 265; his forbear and love for Christ, ib.; his readiness to suffer and to die for Christ, 267; kept back nothing profitable, 267; a pattern of gentleness with magnanimity, 300; his charity, 41; was willing even to perish for the salvation of others, 125; much forgiven, he loved much, 132; a pattern of Christian love and zeal, 133; contention with Barnabas, an "economy," 214; why he circumcised Timothy, ib.; practised "economy" in the "purifying" at Jerusalem, 280; his magnanimity, 216; his prison-vigil, and St. Peter's, 224; among the Philosophers at Athens, 233; overthrows heathen philosophy, 235; unbelief grieved him more than persecution, 242; his night discourse at Troas, 265; why he reproves the high-priest, 288; wist not that Ananias was the high-priest, 289; the Jews' malignity against him, 303; because he believed God, therefore he would not tempt Providence, ib.; as the Pilot of the ship, i.e. of the Church, still with us, 318; did not prophecy nor work miracles for display, 319; affected as man by the sight of the brethren, 320; twice prisoner at Rome--his history after the first imprisonment, why not related in the Acts, 326; refutes his enemies by the Law and the Prophets, 326; his desire to see Rome, 327; said to have converted Nero's concubine, 281; came to Rome again a prisoner, 327; eulogy of, ib.; his purity and depth, ib.; to understand him and his writings, a pure life is necessary, ib.; puts his own name to his Epistles, 6; his preaching contrasted with that of the Prophets, 338; his mode of leading men from lower to higher things, 340; extent of his travels, 341, 347; always begins with grace and peace, 342; and ends with the same, 561; glories in the Cross, 348; does not vilify the Law, 364; his mode of transition, 385; his hortatory digressions, 405; especially in this Epistle, 408; his use of doxologies, 462, 494; His marvellous love to Christ, 459; his judgment in dealing with the Jews, 365, 368, 370; desires to excuse them, 472, 493; his conformity to the Law no compromise with Judaism, 459; takes the attitude of a suppliant, 496; difference in his treatment of doctrinal and practical questions, 524; his fellow-prisoners, 555; tact and discrimination in his encomia, ib.; lodged with the worthy only, 561; his glory in life, in the grave, and in the Resurrection, 562.
Peter, St., how changed after the Resurrection, 33; foremost on every emergency, 136; why he takes the lead, 18; acts in nothing imperiously, ib.; the true Philosopher, 30; his first and second Sermon compared, 52; not ignorant of God's purpose for the Gentiles, nor averse to it: the vision (Cornelius) not for his instruction but for the Jewish brethren who were less enlightened, 143 sq. and notes; his night in the prison, and St. Paul's, 172, 224; at Antioch, practised "economy," 280; what he gave to Christ, 384; preaching at Rome, 344; his title among the Fathers, 547; his eminence, 557.
Plato, compared with Apostles, 29, 235, his absurd and mischievous doctrines, 30; unable to persuade men to virtue, himself inconsistent, 226; contrasted with St. Paul, 437, 353; quoted or referred to, 357, 359, 397, 400, 420, 450.
Prophets, the: witnesses to Christ's death and resurrection, 311; their condemnation of the Jews, 375; their sufferings, 448; foretell the call of the Gentiles, 469, 474; the saving of a remnant, 470.
Satan, his service harder than God's, 42; his wages, 43; wars against the soul, 198; his tempting does not excuse the tempted, 77; bodily diseases, his work, 150; his designs overruled for good, 322; even in the case of Adam, and there especially, ib.; he serves to rouse us and keep us on the alert, 323.
Scriptures, sufficient to produce faith, 126: to slight them is to insult God, 127; The Lessons in Church, ib.; inexhaustible riches of, 127; a storehouse of spiritual medicines, 187; use of, as a charm against devils, 540; ignorance of, a great evil, 217, 335.
Sin, called to remembrance, 80; engenders a habit of, 255; remission of by Christ, 185; punishes itself, 361; a worse evil than punishment, 400; how Adam's affected all, 402; caused death of Christ, 410; wrought the death of the body, 411; after baptism, 412; ascertained by the law, 422; how checked, 425.
Spirit, the Holy, the Acts may be called a History of, 7; his operation in the Gospels, and in the Acts, ib.; not an impersonal energy or operation, ib.; descended on the hundred and twenty, 25, equal with the Father and the Son, 26, 144, 175; He is not a created Angel, 326; gift of, 436; our need of His aid, 446; His intercession, 447.
Swearing, exhortation against, 53, 60, 68, 74, 79, 86; prevalence of, 434; Chrys. threatens to excommunicate offenders for, 53, sq.; oaths the food of wrath, 60; origin of oaths in corruption of manners, 61; honesty needs no oaths, 63; to impose an oath, as evil as to take it, 61; oathtaking at the Altar prohibited, 62; by touching the Sacred Volume on the Holy Table, 62; those who swear most are least believed, 63; Christ forbids all oaths, ib.; swearing a mere habit, 69; how to call upon God aright, ib.; why the ancients were allowed to take oaths, 70; not a thing indifferent, 75; God's judgment against false-swearers, 79; oaths, Satan's snare, 86.
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