Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Works Confirm Faith

Holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience (v.9), that is, confirming faith with deeds. He called good works a clear conscience, note: the one who performs them does not feel the prick of conscience.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 3, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 219 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.