Saturday, August 13, 2011

Texts that Make Reference to Second Century and Third Century Sects Which Hold that 'Jesus' and 'Christ' Were Two Separate People

These who contend that the Father and the Son are one and the same, now begin to divide them rather than to call them one. For if Jesus is one and Christ is another, the Son will be one and the Father another, because Jesus is the Son and Christ is the Father. This sort of monarchy they perhaps, learned of from Valentinus, to make two of Jesus and Christ. [Tertullian Against Praxeas 27]

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