Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

Whose kingdom shall I wish to come—his, of whom I never heard as the king of glory; or His, in whose hand are even the hearts of kings? Who shall give me my daily bread? Shall it be he who produces for me not a grain of millet-seed; or He who even from heaven gave to His people day by day the bread of angels? Who shall forgive me my trespasses? He who, by refusing to judge them, does not retain them; or He who, unless He forgives them, will retain them, even to His judgment? Who shall suffer us not to be led into temptation? He before whom the tempter will never be able to tremble; or He who from the beginning has beforehand condemned4 the angel tempter? If any one, with such a form, invokes another god and not the Creator, he does not pray; he only blasphemes.

Tertullian

Anti-Marcion Writings

The Five Books Against Marcion
Book Four

ch xxvi

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