CPG 3661
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 247-248.

Fragment 150: Those who dogmatically teach two minds in Christ, that is, a divine and a human one, are carving rock with their fingers. For if every mind is its own master, moved by its own will according to nature, it is impossible that in one in the same subordinate there are two minds existing together, wishing things opposite to each other, with each working what it wants for itself according to its self-moved stirring.

Fragment 151: Nor were they able to see this even though it is quite clear to everyone that the divine mind is self-moving and unfluctuating, for it is unchangeable, but the human will while self-moving is not unfluctuating, for it is changeable, and also that a changeable mind is not mixed with an unchangeable mind for the composition of one subordinate. For it will be composed of the opposite wills, by which he is torn apart. For this reason we confess that Christ is one, and as he is one, we worship as one his nature and will and energy which saves by its wonders together with its sufferings.

Fragment 152: For those who say Christ is one and allege that his two natures have minds and are self-complete do not know him as the Word which became flesh and remained within his natural monad, because they carry him off divided into dissimilar natures and energies.

Translated by AMJ

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