Monday, January 15, 2007

Hippolytus - Image of God

When I think about something, and come to a conclusion that's different to what everyone else seems to say, but that I'm sure is right, it's always nice to find someone writing a very long time ago who agrees with me.

These things then, concerning spiritual gifts, which are worthy of note, we have set forth. God gave these gifts to people in the beginning in accordance with his will, presenting them with his own image, which had been lost.
Hippolytus, The Apostolic Tradition

Hippolytus died in AD 235, and assumes here that people naturally are not in God's image - we've lost it, but Christians are being restored into it by God's action. Cool...

(see what I've written about the image of God)

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