Today’s citation comes from Irenaeus (approximately AD 135-202), the secondary dedicatee of this blog. It comes from his work Against Heresies (4.8.2). The entire work may be accessed here.
For He did not make void, but fulfilled the law, by performing the offices of the high priest, propitiating God for men, and cleansing the lepers, healing the sick, and Himself suffering death, that exiled man might go forth from condemnation, and might return without fear to his own inheritance.
February 21, 2015