Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

To be sure, Matter bestowed somewhat on itself also—even to get its own self acknowledged with God as God’s co-equal, nay more, as His helper; only there is this drawback, that Hermogenes is the only man that has found out this fact, besides the philosophers—those patriarchs of all heresy. For the prophets knew nothing about it, nor the apostles thus far, nor, I suppose, even Christ.

Tertullian

Against Hermongenes

Containing an Argument Against His Opinion that Matter is Eternal

ch viii

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