Athanasius – Moving Mockers to See His Deity

12 Jul

Now, Macarius, true lover of Christ, we must take a step further in the faith of our holy religion, and consider also the Word’s becoming Man and His divine Appearing in our midst. That mystery the Jews traduce, the Greeks deride, but we adore; and your own love and devotion to the Word also will be the greater, because in His Manhood He seems so little worth. For it is a fact that the more unbelievers pour scorn on Him, so much the more does He make His Godhead evident. The things which they, as men, rule out as impossible, He plainly shows to be possible; that which they deride as unfitting, His goodness makes most fit; and things which these wiseacres laugh at as “human” He by His inherent might declares divine. Thus by what seems His utter poverty and weakness on the cross He overturns the pomp and parade of idols, and quietly and hiddenly wins over the mockers and unbelievers to recognise Him as God.

~Athanasius~


Christian Apologetics Past & Present: A Primary Source Reader, Vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2009) p. 175.
Cited from The Incarnation of the Word of God, 1:1

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2 Responses to “Athanasius – Moving Mockers to See His Deity”

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