Sunday, May 10, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Faith Secures Salvation

The Lord is near, he is saying; and so even when the Law was in force, the remedy of faith secured salvation. Even if they draw back, my soul has no pleasure in them (by drawing back referring to doubt). We, however, are not examples of the drawing back that leads to ruin, but of faith that leads to preservation of our soul (v.39): through faith we are related to God.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 10, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 181 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.