CPG 3651
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 207-208.

Fragment 11: Because of who was mixed, you already see that the body is greater, greater, I say, than not only his own body but also the fiery angels. For God has not been mixed to any of those. None of those bodies give life to the world. None of the angels is made equal to God like the one who cried out from body and deity makes himself equal to God, saying, “As the Father has life in himself, so he gave it also to the Son to have life in himself” (Jn 5:26).

Fragment 12: And seeing the Spirit working in him the kind of energy from which he would be separated, you consider yourself divine, as also a robe put together from your skin is able to heal diseases. Do you suppose that that which is joined to God inseparably and became identical to him because of the essential unity (for he says, “The Word became flesh” [Jn 1:14]) is neither divine nor God?

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