Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Sacrifices, therefore, do not sanctify a man, for God stands in no need of sacrifice; but it is the conscience of the offerer that sanctifies the sacrifice when it is pure, and thus moves God to accept [the offering] as from a friend. 'But the sinner,' says He, 'who kills a calf [in sacrifice] to Me, it is as if he slew a dog.' {Isaiah 46:3}” Irenaeus, Against Heresies, IV, 18:3, ANF, 1: 485

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