Monday, August 31, 2009

John Chrysostom: "Our Image" Proves Trinitarian Conversation

Well, who is it to whom He says, Let us make a human being? Wonderful counselor, figure of authority, mighty God, prince of peace, father of the world to come, God's only-begotten Son in person. It is to Him that He says, Let us make a human being in our image and likeness - not "my" and "your" but ours, indicating one image and one likeness. Now, God and angels do not have the one image and the one likeness: how could there be one image and likeness of master and servants?

- John Chrysostom (around A.D. 347 to around A.D. 407), Sermon 2 on Genesis, in St. John Chrysostom, Eight Sermons on the Book of Genesis, pp. 46-47 (2004), Robert C. Hill translator.