is called the son of him who begets or creates. But if the wicked one made man, then he ought to be his father, according to nature. And to whom, then, did the Lord Jesus address Himself, when in these terms He taught men to pray: "When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven;"  and again, "Pray to your Father which is in secret?"  But it was of Satan that He spoke when He said, that He "beheld him as lightning fall from heaven;"  so that no one dare say that He taught us to pray to him. And surely Jesus did not come down from heaven with the purpose of bringing men together, and reconciling them to Satan; but, on the contrary, He gave him over to be bruised beneath the feet of His faithful ones. However, for my part, I would say that those Gentiles are the more blessed who do indeed bring in a multitude of deities, but at least hold them all to be of one mind, and in amity with each other; whereas this man, though he brings in but two gods, does not blush to posit enmities and discordant sentiments between them. And, in sooth, if these Gentiles were to bring in  their counterfeit deities under conditions of that kind, we would verily have it in our power to witness something like a gladiatorial contest proceeding between them, with their innumerable natures and diverse sentiments.
 Reading "natus est et creatus." The Codex Casinensis has "natus est creatus."  Matthew 6:6.  Luke 10:18.  Codex Casinensis gives introduceret; but, retaining the reference to the Gentiles we read introducerent.
 Matthew 6:6.
 Luke 10:18.
 Codex Casinensis gives introduceret; but, retaining the reference to the Gentiles we read introducerent.