CPG 3662
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 248-249.

Fragment 153: Therefore, as God and along with the flesh consubstantial with the only God, the Lord Jesus Christ is sinless and the Demiurge from before eternity. The flesh, as the flesh of God, is God. As it is of the one who is consubstantial with God, a part united to him is consubstantial with God and is not separated. For it moves neither by being separated nor on its own, as a man moves a self-energizing life. For God by the sharing of the flesh is the one who is not man according to himself. And the flesh by the sharing of God is the one who is not God according to itself. And God is capable of all the things which follow the flesh by virtue of the unity of the flesh, and the flesh takes on the things which belong to God by virtue of the union with God.

Fragment 154: Surely it is not that both together are from heaven but what is united to the heavenly and has become one person with it is heavenly according to the union and is worshipped as heavenly with the worship of the heavenly God and saves as heavenly with the power of the heavenly one.

Fragment 155: The living Christ is a God-breathed body and a divine spirit in the flesh, a heavenly mind, which we pray to share in according to the words, “But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Co 2:16), a holy flesh born with the deity and setting the deity in those who share it, foundational to eternal life, the originator of incorruption for men, the Demiurge of eternal creation, the father of the age to come.

Fragment 156: Certainly wretched and actually lowly of soul are those who consider as something small this so prudent and great and extraordinary preparation.

Translated by AMJ

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