Sunday, April 12, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Christ's Inheritance as Man

In other words, Christ the Lord is heir of all things, not as God, but as man: as God he is maker of all things, and the creator of all things is Lord of all by nature, whereas the heir is made master of what he was previously not lord. In like manner the believers are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ: by grace they receive what they did not have before.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 139 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.