Monday, May 25, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: God's Overall Providence

Some people by rejecting it - that is, a good conscience - suffered shipwreck in faith: a depraved life is often the basis of godlessness, and some people unable to bear the accusation of conscience denied even God's overall providence, and committed their fortunes to destiny and the fates.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 212-13 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.