And these things were said both among the Greeks and among all nations where they [the demons] heard the prophets foretelling that Christ would specially be believed in; but that in hearing what was said by the prophets they did not accurately understand it, but imitated what was said of our Christ, like men who are in error, we will make plain.
The words cited above, David uttered years before Christ became a man and was crucified; and no one of those who lived before Him, nor yet of His contemporaries, afforded joy to the Gentiles by being crucified.
Brief and concise utterances fell from Him, for He was no sophist, but His word was the power of God. Concerning chastity, He uttered such sentiments as these: For you know how many sons your esteemed writers ascribed to Jupiter: For Christ called not the just nor the chaste to repentance, but the ungodly, and the licentious, and the unjust ; His words being, I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
For all are called Christians. And, Justin king letter shall marry her that is divorced from another husband, commits adultery. And that you may understand that promiscuous intercourse is not one of our mysteries, one of our number a short time ago presented to Felix the governor in Alexandria a petition, craving that permission might be given to a surgeon to make him an eunuch.
Behold, before your face are good and evil: And whether they perpetrate those fabulous and shameful deeds--the upsetting of the lamp, and promiscuous intercourse, and eating human flesh--we know not; but we do know that they are neither persecuted nor put to death by you, at least on account of their opinions.
Our teacher of these things is Jesus Christ, who also was born for this purpose, and was crucified under Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judaea, in the times of Tiberius Caesar; and that we reasonably worship Him, having learned that He is the Son of the true God Himself, and holding Him in the second place, and the prophetic Spirit in the third, we will prove.
So that what we say about future events being foretold, we do not say it as if they came about by a fatal necessity; but God foreknowing all that shall be done by all menand it being His decree that the future actions of men shall all be recompensed according to their several value, He foretells by the Spirit of prophecy that He will bestow meet rewards according to the merit of the actions done, always urging the human race to effort and recollection, showing that He cares and provides for men.
For from Jerusalem there went out into the world, men, twelve in number, and these illiterate, of no ability in speaking: And what of the emperors who die among yourselves, whom you deem worthy of deification, and in whose behalf you produce some one who swears he has seen the burning Caesar rise to heaven from the funeral pyre.
Those who believe these things we pity, and those who invented them we know to be devils. The old philosophers and law-givers had only a part of the Logoswhile the whole appears in Christ. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine new things.
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For many shall come in My name, clothed outwardly in sheep's clothing, but inwardly being ravening wolves. Papias uses a similar term meaning "remembered" apomnemoneusen when describing how Mark accurately recorded the "recollections of Peter ", and Justin also uses it in reference to Peter in Dial.
I said, Behold Me, to a nation that called not on My name. The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel does not knowand My people has not understood. You might have noticed the absence of paywalls at Boston Review. The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.
So that even they who lived before Christ, and lived without reason, were wicked and hostile to Christ, and slew those who lived reasonably. And that he would be sent into the fire with his host, and the men who follow him, and would be punished for an endless duration, Christ foretold.
But I say unto you, Pray for your enemies, and love them that hate you, and bless them that curse you, and pray for them that despitefully use you. Since if it be not so, but all things happen by fateneither is anything at all in our own power.
And many, both men and womenwho have been Christ's disciples from childhood, remain pure at the age of sixty or seventy years; and I boast that I could produce such from every race of men. It seems however tolerably certain to me, that it originated not later than about years before Christ.
Life[ edit ] A bearded Justin Martyr presenting an open book to a Roman emperor. That which he says, He shall send to You the rod of power out of Jerusalem, is predictive of the mighty word, which His apostlesgoing forth from Jerusalem, preached everywhere; and though death is decreed against those who teach or at all confess the name of Christwe everywhere both embrace and teach it.
But both Him, and the Son who came forth from Him and taught us these things, and the host of the other good angels who follow and are made like to Himand the prophetic Spirit, we worship and adore, knowing them in reason and truth, and declaring without grudging to every one who wishes to learn, as we have been taught.
And when, again, they learned that it had been foretold that He should heal every sickness, and raise the dead, they produced Aesculapius.
And when Socrates endeavoured, by true reason and examination, to bring these things to light, and deliver men from the demonsthen the demons themselves, by means of men who rejoiced in iniquity, compassed his death, as an atheist and a profane person, on the charge that he was introducing new divinities; and in our case they display a similar activity.
The holy martyrs glorifying God betook themselves to the customary place, where they were beheaded and consummated their martyrdom confessing their Saviour. And that the utterances must be thus received, you will perceive, if you give your attention to them. We find it also predicted that certain persons should be sent by Him into every nation to publish these things, and that rather among the Gentiles [than among the Jews] men should believe on Him.
It is wrong, therefore, to understand the Spirit and the power of God as anything else than the Word, who is also the first-born of Godas the foresaid prophet Moses declared; and it was this which, when it came upon the virgin and overshadowed her, caused her to conceive, not by intercourse, but by power.
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And this also is not right. But lest we should seem to be reasoning sophistically, we consider it right, before giving you the promised explanation, to cite a few precepts given by Christ Himself. Receive graceand enter His presence, and worship in His holy courts.
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Online Text for Letter of Aristeas. Letter of Aristeas (R. H. Charles). Online Resources for Letter of Aristeas. Jewish Encyclopedia: Letter of Aristeas; Introduction and Excerpt by Douglas E. Cox. Information on Mara Bar-Serapion. Mara Bar-Serapion wrote anytime between 73 CE and the third century CE.
In a passage in which Mara may be dependent upon Christian informants, Mara Bar-Serapion makes these casual remarks. Open Document.
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