Thursday, December 20, 2012

Theophylact: Abraham was Counted Righteous by Faith

6a. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Paul is saying, "Surely you ought to know the power of faith from the miracles which you yourselves have performed. Furthermore, consider your forefather, whom you greatly esteem, and you will find that he too was counted righteous by faith. If he who lived before grace is justified by faith, so much the more should they who are deemed worthy of grace cling to faith. Theophylact, The Explanation of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Galatians (at Gal. 3:6), Chrysostom Press (House Springs, Missouri 2011), trans. Christopher Stade, p. 49