Irenaeus of Lyons: Now this is His Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, who in the last times was made a human among humans, that He might join the end to the beginning, that is, humanity to God. Wherefore the prophets, receiving the prophetic gift from the same Word, announced His advent according to the flesh, by which the blending and communion of God and human took place according to the good pleasure of the Father, the Word of God foretelling from the beginning that God should be seen by humans, and hold converse with them upon earth, should confer with them, and should be present with His own creation, saving it, and becoming capable of being perceived by it, and freeing us from the hands of all that hate us, that is, from every spirit of wickedness; and causing us to serve Him in holiness and righteousness all our days, in order that humanity, having embraced the Spirit of God, might pass into the glory of the Father. (A.H., 4.20)
Thank my friend, Dr. Ron Cox, Associate Professor of Religion at my Alma Mater, Pepperdine University, for giving me permission to share this from your FB page to my blog!
~My Heart, Warmed by the Thought of Jesus, Come Down to Earth~