Orthodox America


  From St. Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho the Jew


         There never will be any other God, Trypho, nor has there ever been from eternity...but the One who created and ordered everything that we see; nor do we hold your God to be one and our own to be another, but we acknowledge one and the same, even Him who brought up your forefathers from the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and a stretched-out arm, nor do we put our trust in any other--for there is no other--but only in Him whom you also adore, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Our hope is, however, not through Moses, nor through the Law, or there would be no difference between you and ourselves; but I have read that there should hereafter be a final law, and a covenant more mighty than all others, which everyone who hopes for the inheritance of God should henceforth observe. The law given at Horeb has become obsolete, and was for your Jews only, but the one of which I speak is for all men alike....An everlasting and perfect law, and a faithful covenant, is given to us, even Christ, after which there shall be no other law, or ordinance, or command...

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