Saturday, July 4, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Jews Invert the Ceremonial Law

Of them [the Jews] the divinely-inspired Paul further remarked, They profess to know God, but in their actions they deny him, being loathsome, faithless and reprobate where every good work is concerned (v.16): they insist that they venerate the God of all, yet they brazenly do the opposite to what he wants. I mean, he confined the Law to a specified period, but they in that period did not carry out the Law, whereas after the expiry of the period they take up the cudgels of the Law.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Titus, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, pp. 254-55 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.