Chrysostom on Justification

Suppose someone should be caught in the act of adultery and the foulest crimes and then be thrown into prison. Suppose, next, that judgment was going to be passed against him and that he would be condemned. Suppose that just at that moment a letter should come from the Emperor setting free from any accounting […]

chrysostom On the Israel of god

Galatians 6:11-16 ESV See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. (12) It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. (13) For […]

Chrysostom on the Wrath of God

(and also Faith and Works !!) Chrysostom (c. 347–407) The Gospel of John  – HOMILY XXXI. “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. He that believes on the Son has everlasting life, and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides […]

Chrysostom on Faith

John Chrysostom  (c. 347–407) Everywhere he puts the Gentiles upon a thorough equality. ‘And put no difference between us and them, having purified their hearts by faith.’ (v. 9.) From faith alone, he says, they obtained the same gifts. This is also meant as a lesson to those (objectors); this is able to teach even […]

Chrysostom on Scripture

“And therefore though there be nobody that listens to it, let us do our part, and show that there is nothing superfluous, nothing added at random in the Scriptures. For if these names had no use, they would not then have been added to the Epistle, nor would Paul have written what he has written. […]

Chrysostom on Substitutionary Atonement (III)

John Chrysostom  (c. 347–407) Rom 3:24-28 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (25) whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, (26) to demonstrate at […]

Chrysostom on Substitutionary Atonement (II)

John Chrysostom  (c. 347–407) (Homilies on the Second Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, from Homily XI) 2 Co 5:21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin on our behalf, in order that we could become the righteousness of God in him. ‘I say nothing of what has […]

Chrysostom on Substitutionary Atonement

John Chrysostom, Commentary on Galatians 3 “In reality, the people were subject to another curse, which says, Cursed is every one that does not continue in the things that are written in the book of the Law. (Deut. 27:26.) To this curse, I say, people were subject, for no man had continued in, or was […]

Chrysostom on the Perfection of Scripture

2Ti 3:13-17 LEB But evil people and imposters will progress to the worse, deceiving and being deceived. (14) But you continue in the things which you have learned and are convinced of, because you know from whom you learned them, (15) and that from childhood you have known the holy writings that are able to […]

John Chrysostom : Instructions for New Christians

“Instructions to Catechumens” John Chrysostom First Instruction To those about to be illuminated; and for what reason the laver is said to be of regeneration and not of remission of sins; and that it is a dangerous thing not only to forswear oneself, but also to take an oath, even though we swear truly. 1. […]

The Church Fathers on the Jews

[I found this interesting. An example of how a Great Father can be so wrong on a topic. However, John’s sermons against the Jews referred to in the following article has also fed much anti-semitism today.] by Dcn. Andrei Kurayev As I know something about history I can tell you what attitude Orthodox thought has developed […]