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Chapter XLVII.—Simon’s Cavil.

To this Simon replied: 658   “From the words of your master I shall refute you, because even he introduces to all men a certain God who was known.  For although both Adam knew the God who was his creator, and the maker of the world; and Enoch knew him, inasmuch as he was translated by him; and Noah, since he was ordered by him to construct the ark; and although Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and Moses, and all, even every people and all nations, know the maker of the world, and confess him to be a God, yet your Jesus, who appeared long after the patriarchs, says:  ‘No one knows the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any one the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son has been pleased to reveal Him.’ 659   Thus, therefore, even your Jesus confesses that there is another God, incomprehensible and unknown to all.”



[Compare Homily XVII. 4.—R.]


Matt. xi. 27.  [Comp. Luke x. 22.  This objection is given in Homilies XVII. 4, XVIII. 4.—R.]

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