Epiphanius Ancoratus 70

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Therefore, it has been clearly shown that the Father, the Son and the also the Holy Spirit all work together, The word of the Lord has established the heavens and by the breath of His mouth, all their power (Sept. Ps. 32.6). The Holy Spirit is to be worshipped. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth (Jn. 4.24). If He works these things together; creation does not create, the divine nature does not become created, nor is His knowledge measurable or enclosed or contained. He is unlimited, cannot be contained, cannot be comprehended, far superior to all the things God has made. Neither is creation to be adored. They served creation rather than serve the Creator and became fools (Rom. 1.25). How is it not stupid to discuss the things of God as if He is created and set aside the first commandment which says: Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! (Deut. 6.4); There shall be no new God in you (Sept. Ps. 80.10). In the Holy Scriptures the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit are called by different names: Of the Father – Father Almighty, Father of all, Father of Christ, and of the Son, Logos, Christ, True Light, and of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ. Thus, we think of Him as God and Father, as exceedingly bright Light, powerful and wise. Now if God and Father is Light then the Son is Light from out of this Light and as a result is unapproachable Light. The whole entire God is complete power and in this way is the Lord of Powers. The Son is entirely and completely Wisdom and therefore the Son is Wisdom from out of Wisdom in whom all treasures of wisdom are hidden. Our whole entire God is complete Life and therefore the Son is Life from out of Life, for I am the Truth and the Life. The Holy Spirit is with both of the Two, Spirit from out of Spirit. For the God is divine Spirit who is the Giver of gifts of grace, real and true, the illuminator of Light, the Advocate who declares the Father’s purposes. Just as the the Son is the Messenger of the Great Counsel so also is the Holy Spirit. Now we have received, the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words (1Cor. 2.12-13)