Mark 10:27

And Jesus looking upon them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
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AD 735
A certain man had heard from the Lord that only they who are willing to be like little children are worthy to enter into the kingdom of heaven, and therefore he desires to have explained to him, not in parables, but openly, by the merits of what works a man may attain everlasting life. Wherefore it is said: “And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”. But by this one God, Who is good, we must not only understand the Father, but also the Son, who says, “I am the good Shepherd;” For the One and Undivided Trinity itself, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, is the Only and One good God. The Lord, therefore, does not deny Himself to be good, but implies that He is God; He does not deny that He is good Master, but He declares that no master is good but God. But observe that the righteousness of the law, when kept in its own time, conferred not only earthly goods, but also eternal ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Hom. in Matt., 63: Because however he had come to Christ as he would to a man, and to one of the Jewish doctors, Christ answered him as Man.Wherefore it goes on: “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but the One God. "In saying which He does not exclude men from goodness, but from a comparison with the goodness of God. Cat. in Marc. Oxon.: It is worthy of enquiry, however, how He loved a man, who, He knew, would not follow Him? But this is so much as to say, that since he was worthy of love in the first instance, because he observed the things of the law from his youth, so in the end, though he did not take upon himself perfection, he did not suffer alessening of his former love. For although he did not pass the bounds of humanity, nor follow the perfection of Christ, still he was not guilty of any sin, since he kept the law according to the capability of a man, and in this mode of keeping it, Christ loved him . Well too did He say, not eternal life, bu...

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
Therefore the Lord intended by these words to raise the mind of the young man, so that he might know Him tobe God. But He also implies another thing by these words, that when you have to converse with a man, you should not flatter him in your conversation, but lookback upon God, the root and fount of goodness, and do honour to Him. But because there are many poor who are not humble, but are drunkards or have some other vice, for this reason He says, “And come, follow me.”. He says not here, that riches are bad, but that those are bad who only have them to watch them carefully; forHe teaches us not to have them, that is, not to keep or preserve them, but touse them in necessary things. It may be that by camel, we should understand the animal itself, or else that thick cable, which is used for large vessels. It goes on: “And they were astonished above measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? "Since the number of poor people is immeasurably the greater, and these might be ...

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

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