31 May 2022

The Angelic Doctor Against the Errors of the Greeks - Chapter 30

How the assertion that faith is not ministered to us by angels is to be understood.

A further difficulty centers on Athanasius’ assertion that “faith is given us neither by angels nor by signs and wonders,” Footnote whereas in Hebrews 2:4 it is said that faith was proclaimed, God bearing witness by signs and wonders.

But our faith is to be understood as deriving its authority not from angels nor from any miracles worked, but from the revelation of the Father through the Son and the Holy Spirit; although angels also revealed some matters pertaining to our faith to certain persons, such as Zachary and Mary and Joseph, Footnote and many miracles were also worked to strengthen the faith.

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