Saint Irenæus



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Fragment 26




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Saint Irenæus (120-202)

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Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson

Fragment 26


Know thou that every man is either empty or full. For if he has not the Holy Spirit, he has no knowledge of the Creator; he has not received Jesus Christ the Life; he knows not the Father who is in heaven; if he does not live after the dictates of reason, after the heavenly law, he is not a sober-minded person, nor does he act uprightly: such an one is empty. If, on the other hand, he receives God, who says, I will dwell with them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, such an one is not empty, but full.





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