Ephesians 2:5

Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
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AD 400
God made us in Christ. So it is through Christ once again that he has formed us anew. We are his members; he our Head.

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
It declares at once their life and ours. For "those who were dead in sins are quickened together with Christ". Sed non falsum dixit Dominus; revera enim opera dissolvit cupiditatis, avaritiam, contentionem, gloriae cupiditatem, mulierum insanum amorem, paedicatum, ingluviem, luxum et profusionem, et quae sunt his similia. Horum autem ortus, est animae interitus: siquidem "delictis mortui "efficimur.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Quickened us together in Christ. Faith, baptism, and grace, are pledges of our future resurrection and glorification in heaven. Our present conversion is also a kind of resurrection. The time is come, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear shall live. (St. Augustine upon St. John, No. 7.)


AD 420
The sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the future glory that will be revealed in us. If so, we are saved by grace rather than works, for we can give God nothing in return for what he has bestowed on us. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Again is Christ introduced, and it is a matter well worthy of our belief, because if the Firstfruits live, so do we also. He has quickened both Him, and us. Do you see that all this is said of Christ incarnate? Beholdest thou the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe? Ephesians 1:19 Them that were dead, them that were children of wrath, them has he quickened. Beholdest thou the hope of his calling?

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

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