2 Timothy 1:10

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
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Athanasius the Apostolic

AD 373
“From Adam to Moses death reigned”; but the presence of the Word abolished death. No longer in Adam are we all dying. In Christ we are all reviving. .

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
Is he not at the same time a lamb and a lion in both his suffering and his resurrection? Let us discern the lamb in the suffering. “He was,” as we just reminded you, “mute as a lamb before its shearer, and he opened not his mouth.” Let us discern the lion in the suffering. Jacob has said, “Thou hast risen: resting thou hast slept as a lion. Let us discern the lamb in the resurrection. When the Apocalypse is speaking of the everlasting glory of virgins, it says, “They follow the lamb wherever he goes.” Let us discern the lion in the resurrection. The Apocalypse also says, “The lion of the tribe of Judah has overcome to open the scroll.” Why is he a lamb in his suffering? Because, although he was innocent, he suffered death. Why is he a lion in his suffering? Because he slew death when he himself was slain. Why is he a lamb in his resurrection? Because his innocence is everlasting. Why is he a lion in his resurrection? Because his power is everlasting.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
By the illumination of our Saviour. That is, by the bright coming and appearing of our Saviour. (Challoner)

Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
But the Gospel is the perfection of immortality.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
You see the power, you see the gift bestowed not by works, but through the Gospel. These are objects of hope: for both were wrought in His Body. And how will they be wrought in ours? By the Gospel.

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

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