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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 4.13.1


nanAnd that the Lord did not abrogate the natural [precepts] of the law, by which man is justified, which also those who were justified by faith, and who pleased God, did observe previous to the giving of the law, but that He extended and fulfilled them, is shown from His words. "For," He remarks, "it has been said to them of old time, Do not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That every one who hath looked upon a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." And again: "It has been said, Thou shalt not kill. But I say unto you, Every one who is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment." And, "It hath been said, Thou shalt not forswear thyself. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; but let your conversation be, Yea, yea, and Nay, nay." And other statements of a like nature. For all these do not contain or imply an opposition to and an overturning of the [precepts] of the past, as Marcion's followers do strenuously maintain; but [they exhibit] a fulfilling and an extension of them, as He does Himself declare: "Unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." For what meant the excess referred to? In the first place, [we must] believe not only in the Father, but also in His Son now revealed; for He it is who leads man into fellowship and unity with God. In the next place, [we must] not only say, but we must do; for they said, but did not. And [we must] not only abstain from evil deeds, but even from the desires after them. Now He did not teach us these things as being opposed to the law, but as fulfilling the law, and implanting in us the varied righteousness of the law. That would have been contrary to the law, if He had commanded His disciples to do anything which the law had prohibited. But this which He did command--namely, not only to abstain from things forbidden by the law, but even from longing after them--is not contrary to [the law], as I have remarked, neither is it the utterance of one destroying the law, but of one fulfilling, extending, and affording greater scope to it.


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1. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

247a. He is followed by an army of gods and spirits, arrayed in eleven squadrons; Hestia alone remains in the house of the gods. of the rest, those who are included among the twelve great gods and are accounted leaders, are assigned each to his place in the army. There are many blessed sights and many ways hither and thither within the heaven, along which the blessed gods go to and fro attending each to his own duties; and whoever wishes, and is able, follows, for jealousy is excluded from the celestial band. But when they go to a feast and a banquet
2. Epictetus, Discourses, 3.22.53-3.22.64 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. New Testament, John, 3.18-3.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.18. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. 3.19. This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 3.20. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. 3.21. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.
4. New Testament, Luke, a b c d\n0 "23.34" "23.34" "23 34"\n1 19.8 19.8 19 8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. New Testament, Matthew, 5.17, 5.27-5.37 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.17. Don't think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill. 5.27. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;' 5.28. but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5.29. If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna. 5.30. If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body be thrown into Gehenna. 5.31. It was also said, 'Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,' 5.32. but I tell you that whoever who puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery. 5.33. Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,' 5.34. but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 5.35. nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 5.36. Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black. 5.37. But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'no.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.
6. Clement of Alexandria, Christ The Educator, 1.6.28.2 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, 7.7.49.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

8. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.27.2, 3.2.3, 3.4.2, 3.11.9, 3.12.12, 3.16.6, 3.16.9, 3.18.5, 3.18.7, 3.21.4, 3.23.5, 3.24.1, 3.25.2, 4.12.2, 4.12.5, 4.13.2-4.13.3, 4.15.1, 4.16.5, 4.20.5, 4.33.7, 4.33.15, 4.34, 4.37.7, 5.1.1, 5.1.3, 5.8.2, 5.13.2, 5.20.2, 5.28.1, 5.35.1, 5.36.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4.34. After, then, we have succinctly explained the powers of the secret arts practised among these (magicians), and have shown their easy plan for the acquisition of knowledge, neither are we disposed to be silent on the following point, which is a necessary one - how that, loosing the seals, they restore the sealed letters, with the actual seals themselves. Melting pitch, resin, and sulphur, and moreover asphalt, in equal parts, (and) forming the ointment into a figure, they keep it by them. When, however, it is time to loose a small tablet, smearing with oil their tongue, next with the latter anointing the seal, (and) heating the drug with a moderate fire, (the sorcerers) place it upon the seal; and they leave it there until it has acquired complete consistence, and they use it in this condition as a seal. But they say, likewise, that wax itself with fir-wood gum possesses a similar potency, as well as two parts of mastich with one part of dry asphalt. But sulphur also by itself effects the purpose tolerably well, and flower of gypsum strained with water, and of gum. Now this (last mixture) certainly answers most admirably also for sealing molten lead. And that which is accomplished by the Tuscan wax, and refuse of resin, and pitch, and asphalt, and mastich, and powdered spar, all being boiled together in equal parts, is superior to the rest of the drugs which I have mentioned, while that which is effected by the gum is not inferior. In this manner, then, also, they attempt to loose the seals, endeavouring to learn the letters written within. These contrivances, however, I hesitated to narrate in this book, perceiving the danger lest, perchance, any knavish person, taking occasion (from my account), should attempt (to practise these juggleries). Solicitude, however, for many young persons, who could be preserved from such practices, has persuaded me to teach and publish, for security's sake, (the foregoing statements). For although one person may make use of these for gaining instruction in evil, in this way somebody else will, by being instructed (in these practices), be preserved from them. And the magicians themselves, corrupters of life, will be ashamed in plying their art. And learning these points that have been previously elucidated by us, they will possibly be restrained from their folly. But that this seal may not be broken, let me seal it with hog's lard and hair mixed with wax.
9. Sextus, Against The Mathematicians, 9.153 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Tertullian, Against Marcion, 4.16.1-4.16.4, 4.16.6-4.16.7, 4.16.10, 5.14.14 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adam and christ Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110
ahbel-rappe, sara, akrasia, irenaeus on Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
antithesis Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
apostolikon, marcions as a corruption of pauls letters Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
carpocrates Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
celsus, philosopher Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
christian union with christ Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
christology Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110, 113
church Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 79
clement of alexandria Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
divine economy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 79
economy Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 79
egkrateia Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
epictetus Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
ethics Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
freedom Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
gnostic dualism Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 113
gods and humans Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
heresy Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
humans united with god Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
incarnation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 113
irenaeus Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
irenaeus of lyons, akrasia, on Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
irenaeus of lyons, body, holiness for Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
irenaeus of lyons Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70; Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
jesus christ Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204; Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110
koinonia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 228
law Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110, 239
law and prophets Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
love and truth Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
marcion Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
marcionism Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
new adam Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 79
new covenant Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110
new testament Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
participation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
paul Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
perfection Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110
person of christ Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110, 113
recapitulation Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110, 113
righteousness Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
seneca Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
sermon on the mount Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
sex/sexuality, holiness of the body, irenaeus on Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
sextus empiricus, on egkrateia Ayres Champion and Crawford, The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions (2023) 70
simon magus Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
sin of adam Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 110
son of god Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 113, 239
sophistry Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
suffering of christ Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
tertullian of carthage Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204
testament Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 40
truth, light of' Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
truth and love Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 239
valentinians Geljon and Vos, Violence in Ancient Christianity: Victims and Perpetrators (2014) 204