Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

The view I take is, that He Himself formed man of the dust, and regenerated him by water; and made him grow by his Spirit; and trained him by His word to adoption and salvation, directing him by sacred precepts; in order that, transforming earth-born man into a holy and heavenly being by His advent, He might fulfil to the utmost that divine utterance, “Let Us make man in Our own image and likeness.”1296 And, in truth, Christ became the perfect realization of what God spake; and the rest of humanity is conceived as being created merely in His image.

Clement of Alexandria

The Instructor

Book One

 ch xii
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