Thursday, November 20, 2014

Matthew 22:11, 12

We have also in the Scriptures robes mentioned as allegorizing the hope of the flesh. Thus in the Revelation of John it is said: "These are they which have not defiled their clothes with women," -indicating, of course, virgins, and such as have become "eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake." Therefore they shall be "clothed in white raiment," that is, in the bright beauty of the unwedded flesh. In the gospel even, "the wedding garment" may be regarded as the sanctity of the flesh. [Tertullian De resurrectione mortuorum 27.2 BORLEFFS J.G.Ph., CCL 2 (1954) (p.956, l.7) BP1]

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