CPG 3667
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 254-255.

Fragment 162: And John accuses the one who destroys Jesus, but they destroy him outright by confessing the combination to the body. For the same thing is not joined to itself, nor is something consubstantial joined to something consubstantial, as they do not shrink from saying. For this is neither a composition nor a combination because nothing is joined to itself but something is joined to something else. If the Word is consubstantial to the body and the body is consubstantial to the Word, then perhaps both are invisible in keeping with the fact that “no one has seen or can see God” (Jn 1:18). According to this therefore he neither appeared nor was touched because he is unseen and John was not truthful in saying, “We have seen and our hands touched” (1 Jn 1:1).

Fragment 163: If anyone says either that the Son is two persons or that the flesh is consubstantial to God and not our flesh or that it came down from heaven and was not added to the one from heaven, saying that the deity is passible, let him be anathematized.

Translated by AMJ

Last updated: 6-13-2013

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