Sunday, June 05, 2005

Through Faith They Still Speak (6/05/05)

Like the rest of the ante-Nicene church and many later church fathers, Irenaeus had no concept of a sinless Mary. Jesus' sinlessness is unique:

"[Jesus is] the only worker of righteousness...And who else is perfectly righteous, but the Son of God, who makes righteous and perfects them that believe on Him, who like unto Him are persecuted and put to death?" (Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching, 62, 72)