Epiphanius Ancoratus 74

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In regard to the Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit share the same Being.  In our weakness and poor skill, not willing to use complicated means of debate, opposing the magic tricks of the pagans, we summon the testimony of Scripture for those who wish to profit from the faithful and to part their ways from the unbelievers and untrustworthy people. In fact, great is the power of faith in the Holy Spirit with all its references and the manner in which it is referred to in the Sacred Scriptures.  Because of the Incarnation of our Lord, we are certain of the salvation of all. This manner of confession is the confirmation of the hope that is laid before us, which is the resurrection from the dead and the promise of our new birth. As we work towards undertaking this task, we refer to the Sacred Scriptures, we proceed with our argument while adding our own take on it. Since we have already taught this before, in the Gospels the Lord Himself charged His disciples  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you (Matt. 28.19-20). He is the Holy Word of God, the very same Being with and originating from out of the Father, the One who caused the seasons and the times to come into being. So the Son existed even before all the seasons and the times making Him greater than it. I would like to point out something we all agree upon: All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being (Jn. 1.3). The fact of the matter is, whatever is created, is created through Him and He is the uncreated and the eternal and the fact is both the Father and the Holy Spirit are also eternal. Now the question might be that if the times and the seasons were before the Son, what were the times and the seasons before the Son? This will only highlight the greatly increased stupidity of the absurd minds of vain men. It is this kind of reasoning that is contrary to tradition and has led to adulterous thoughts. For this reason there was never any time the Son did not exist because it was not through time He came to be. It was through the Son that the times and the angels came into being. There was never a time the Son did not exist and there was never a time when the Holy Spirit did not exist.