2 Thessalonians 3:2

And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
Then, therefore, they afterwards marveled at the fact that they saw him ascending and they rejoiced that he went up to heaven, for the precedence of the Head is the hope of the members. Moreover, they heard the angelic message, “men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? This Jesus … shall come in the same way as you have seen him going up to heaven.” What is the significance of “he will come in the same way”? He will come in that same form, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled, “They shall look upon him whom they have pierced.” He shall come to men; he shall come as a Man; but he shall come as the GodMan. He shall come as true God and true Man to make men like God. He has ascended as Judge of heaven; he has expressed himself as Herald of heaven. Let us stand justified so that we may not fear the judgment that is to come. As a matter of fact, he did ascend; those who announced it to us witnessed it. The people who did not see it believed; still some incredulous persons mo...

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
For a man swollen with pride in comparison to another might say, “My faith distinguishes me,” or “my justice” or whatever. It is to prevent such ideas that the good teacher asks, “But what do you have that you have not received?” Did you not receive it from him who chose to distinguish you from another? It was he who chose to give you what another did not receive. “But if you have received, why do you glory as if you had not received it?” Now I ask, is the apostle concerned here with anything else than that “He who glories should glory in the Lord”? But nothing is so contrary to this sentiment than for anyone to glory in his own merits as if he and not the grace of God were responsible for them. I refer to that grace that distinguishes the good from the wicked, not one which is common to the good and the wicked. On this premise the grace by which we are living and rational creatures, and thus distinguished from beasts, would be enmeshed in nature. The grace by which the beautiful are d...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
From troublesome, or importunate men. In the Greek, is signified men who act unreasonably, absurdly (Witham) For all men have not faith. Faith is a gift of God, which he is not obliged to give but to whom he will. St. Paul here assures us that he finds nothing but obstacles in his great work, nothing but enemies of the truth, and nothing but men who resist the inspirations and calls of God, opposing the preaching of the gospel. He exhorts them not to be scandalized at what they see him suffer, but to return thanks to God, who has vouchsafed to call them, giving them an understanding and docile heart. (Calmet)

Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
If, then, the blessed (apostle) delivered these things with a pious caution, which could be easily known by all, as he perceived in the spirit that "all men have not faith"

John Chrysostom

AD 407
This is the manner of one showing also his dangers as to which especially he besought them. From unreasonable and evil men, he says, for all have not faith. Thus he is speaking of those who contradict the Preaching, who oppose and contend against the doctrines. For this he has intimated by saying, For all men have not faith. And here he seems to me not to glance at dangers, but at the men who contradicted and hindered his word, as did Alexander the copper-smith. For he says, he greatly withstood our words. 2 Timothy 4:15 That is, there are some to whom it is given. As if he were speaking of a paternal inheritance, that it is not for all to serve in the Palace. And at the same time he also excites them, as already having such ground of confidence as to be able both to deliver their Teacher from dangers, and to facilitate his preaching. Therefore we also say the same things. Let no one condemn us of arrogance, nor from an excessive humility deprive us of so great an assistance. For ne...

Leo of Rome

AD 461
For the crafty Tempter, the Devil, delights greatly in wounding the hearts of men as when he can poison their unwary minds with errors that are opposed to Gospel Truth, we must strive by the mighty teaching of the Holy Spirit to prevent Christian knowledge from being perverted by the Devil’s falsehoods.

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

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