Clement of Alexandria Has Something to Say

Wise words from an early Church leader, Clement of Alexandria (CE 150–215).

“Let, then, the Athenian follow the laws of Solon, and the Argive those of Phoroneus, and the Spartan those of Lycurgus: but if you enroll yourself as one of God’s people, heaven is your country, God your lawgiver. And what are the laws? “You shall not kill…you shall not bear false witness; you shall love the Lord your God.” (Exodus 20:13-16; Deuteronomy 6:5) And the complements of these are those laws of reason and words of sanctity which are inscribed on men’s hearts: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

~ Chapter 10, Answer to the Objection of the Heathen, that It Was Not Right to Abandon the Customs of Their Fathers.

These are words all Jesus-followers should hear. Either way, the actions of our lives will validate or invalidate the words of our lips (and social media posts).

By God’s Spirit we can be faithful. Let’s choose faithfulness, especially now.

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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