Saint Justin Martyr . First Apology. Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. Chapter And we afterwards continually remind each. INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE FIRST APOLOGY OF JUSTIN MARTYR. [a.d. ] Justin was a Gentile, but born in Samaria, near Jacob's well. He must. Full text of "The first apology of Justin Martyr, addressed to the Emperor Antoninus Pius: prefaced by some account of the writings and opinions of Justin Martyr".


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And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost.

Of the Eucharist And this justin martyr first apology is called among us the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach justin martyr first apology true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined.

For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh.

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Which the wicked devils have imitated in the mysteries of Mithras, commanding the same thing justin martyr first apology be done.

For, that bread and a cup of water are placed with certain incantations in the mystic rites of one who is being initiated, you either know or can learn. Weekly worship of the Christians And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things.

Different modes of prophecy But when you hear the utterances of the prophets spoken as it were personally, you must not suppose that they are spoken by the inspired themselves, but by the Divine Word who moves them. For sometimes He declares things that are to come to pass, in the manner of one who foretells the future; sometimes He speaks as from the person of God the Lord and Father of all; sometimes as from the person of Christ; sometimes as from the person of the justin martyr first apology answering the Lord or His Father, just as you can see even in your own writers, one man being the writer of the whole, but introducing the persons who converse.

And this the Jews who possessed the books justin martyr first apology the prophets did not understand, and therefore did not recognise Christ even when He came, but even hate us who say that He has come, and who prove that, as was predicted, He was crucified by them.

Utterances of the Father And that this too may be clear to you, there were spoken from the person of the Father through Isaiah the Prophetthe following justin martyr first apology The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel does not knowand My people has not understood.

Woe, sinful nation, a people full of sinsa wicked seed, children that are transgressors, you have forsaken the Lord.

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And again elsewhere, when the same prophet speaks in like manner from the person of the FatherJustin martyr first apology is the house that you will build for Me?

The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.

For who has required this at your hands? But loose every bond of wickednesstear asunder the tight knots of violent contracts, cover the houseless and naked, deal your bread to justin martyr first apology hungry. Utterances of the Son And when the Spirit of prophecy speaks from the person of Christthe utterances are of this sort: I have spread out My hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people, to those who walk in a way that is not good.


I gave My back to the scourges, and My cheeks to the buffetings; I turned not away My face from the shame of spittings; justin martyr first apology the Lord was My helper: And I lay down and slept, and rose again, because the Lord sustained Me. And again, when He says, They spoke with their lips, they wagged the head, saying, Let Him deliver Himself.

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And that all these things happened to Christ at the hands of the Jewsyou can ascertain. For when Justin martyr first apology was crucified, they did shoot out the lip, and wagged their heads, saying, Let Him who raised the dead save Himself.

Direct predictions by the Spirit And when the Spirit of prophecy speaks as predicting things that are to come to pass, He speaks in this way: For out of Zion shall go justin martyr first apology the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.


And He shall judge among the nationsand shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: For from Jerusalem there went out into the world, men, twelve in number, and these illiterate, of no ability in speaking: For that saying, The justin martyr first apology has sworn but the mind is unsworn, might be imitated by us in this matter.

But if the soldiers enrolled by you, and who have taken the military oathprefer their allegiance to their own life, and parents justin martyr first apology, and country, and all kindred, though you can offer them nothing incorruptible, it were verily ridiculous if we, who earnestly long for incorruption, should not endure all things, in order to obtain what we desire from Him who is able to grant it.


Christ's advent foretold And hear how it was foretold concerning those who published His doctrine and proclaimed His appearance, the above-mentioned prophet and king speaking thus by the Spirit of prophecy Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge.