Sunday, May 14, 2006

what Christians are about (1 of 4)

". . . [Christians] know and trust in God, the Creator of heaven and of earth, in whom and from whom are all things, to whom there is no other god as companion, from who they received commandments that they engraved upon their minds and observe in the hope and expectation of the world that is to come. Wherefore they do not commit adultery nor fornication, nor bear false witness, nor embezzle what is held in pledge, nor covet what is not theirs. Whenever they are judges, they judge uprightly. They honor father and mother, and show kindness to those near to them." - Aristides,
a Greek Christian who died in 134 A.D.
(Source: Inheriting Wisdom: Readings for Today from Ancient Christian Writers by Everett Ferguson, p.209)