Monday, June 22, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Scripture Must Be Universally Available

Having thus brought out the benefit of the divinely-inspired Scripture, he bids him make it available to everyone, and instills dead by his adjuration. I adjure you, therefore, in the presence of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is due to judge living and dead: in view of his coming and his kingdom, preach the word (vv.1-2). Fearful of rendering an account, the divine apostle never ceases to impress this on the disciple with his adjuration.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 2 Timothy, Chapter 4, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 246 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.