Saturday, March 28, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Solus Christus

I mean, you were given up to wickedness and impiety and utterly deprived of the light of the knowledge of God, but you have become related to God. It was not the Law who gave this gift to you; rather, Christ the Lord paid your debt so that you were thought worthy of the calling and rendered holy and free of every stain.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on the Letter to the Colossians, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 89 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.