Agonizomai: Pithy Clementine Stuff

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pithy Clementine Stuff
And we, too, being called by His will in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, nor by our own wisdom, or understanding, or godliness, or works which we have wrought in holiness of heart; but by that faith through which, from the beginning, Almighty God has justified all men; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Clement of Rome,
1st Epistle to the Corinthians - Chapter 32


Blogger Derek Ashton said...


You find the best quotes!

I recently studied this epistle with a friend, and found it extremely edifying. Among the best devotional literature I've read. From this quote, I guess we could say Clement definitely wasn't a dispensationalist. And he wouldn't argue with Sola Fide, either.

Thanks for posting.


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Blogger agonizomai said...

Hi Derek,

Yeah, I agree. But much as I appreciate Clement and others - like Iranaeus - it never ceases to amaze me how their stuff is so obviously NOT scripture.

When they speak on ecclesiology or doctrinal grounds the Apostolic authority is just not there.

This is a wonderful confirmation to me of the fact that the New Testament Books themselves were recognized by the church as inspired, but not compiled by her and then called inspired.



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