Thursday, May 28, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: General Saving Will of God

This, you see, is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who wishes all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth (vv.3-4): he wants all to enjoy salvation. Then he confirms this statement on another basis as well. God is one, after all (v.5): there is not one maker of the faithful and another of the unfaithful; there is one creator.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 2, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 214 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.