Wisdom of Solomon 1:4

For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter; nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin.
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AD 400
"The body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness." The apostle declares that the bodies of those who have been abandoned by the Holy Spirit are dead because of sin, yet their experience of death does not touch him, that is, the Spirit. In fact, the Spirit of God does not know how to sin: he is given for justification and to justify by his help. Because he does not know how to sin, he is life, and he certainly cannot die, given that death is a result of sin. It is for this reason that the sinner harms himself, but not the Spirit whom he has received. The Spirit certainly cannot be affected"he whose purpose it is to justify. Thus, the sign of a person"s justification consists in this: that through the one who lives in him, the justified one shows himself to be a child of God. In fact "not in a false person or in a body enslaved to sin" can the Holy Spirit live, as Solomon says. Certainly, if one returns to a carnal life, abandoned by the Holy Spirit, he ...

Fulgentius of Ruspe

AD 533
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit come and go in their own, incomprehensible way. One cannot speak of a "change of locality" of the Father or of the Son or of the Holy Spirit. They come and go in such a way that, physically, they neither go to a place nor depart from it. Consequently, this coming of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit does not demonstrate the mobility of God but his piety. It is said in fact that the unique divinity of the Trinity, who fills all things and contains all things, comes to the one to whom he deigns to manifest himself, and he distances himself from the one to whom he hides the light of his love. But this does not mean a local absence, when he justly abandons one who is unworthy; nor does he make himself present in a place if he visits with his mercy one whom he has made worthy. Therefore, even though God says, "I fill heaven and earth," of some it is said, "God is not with them." And though the Father fills all things, the book of Wisdom sa...

Gregory of Nyssa

AD 394
The soul whose life is in God will find its pleasure in none of those things that are deceptively presented as something good. If that soul allows its heart to be defiled by one passion, at the same time it breaks the covenant of its spiritual marriage. And, as it says in Scripture, "Wisdom cannot enter the soul that does evil." It may, in a word, be truly said that the good spouse cannot come to live with a soul that is irascible or full of malice or that harbors any other similar defect. - "On Virginity 16.1" ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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