I have my early Christian quotes sorted into categories. Sometimes, though, it takes me a while to determine which category or categories I should put them in. This page gives me a place to put those quotes. If I don't come up with a good category, they wind up in the Miscellaneous category.
I keep the quotes on this page sorted by date of quote, not date of entry.
Entered in "faith and works quotes" already.
Blessed are we, beloved, if we keep the commandments of God in the harmony of love, so that through love our sins may be forgiven us. For it is written, "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not impute to him, and in whose mouth there is no guile" [Ps. 32:1-2]. This blessedness comes upon those who have been chosen by God through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom be glory for ever and ever. (1 Clement 50.)
Entered in "salvation quotes" already.
Of this Jerusalem [the one prophesied in Rev. 21] the former one is an image—that Jerusalem of the former earth in which the righteous are disciplined beforehand for incorruption and prepared for salvation. ... And as [man] rises actually, so also shall he be actually disciplined beforehand for incorruption, and shall go forward and flourish in the times of the kingdom, in order that he may be capable of receiving the glory of the Father. (Against Heresies V:35:2)
As the elders say, "[When the new heavens and new earth come] those who are deemed worthy of an abode in heaven shall go there, others shall enjoy the delights of paradise, and others shall possess the splendors of the city." They say also that there is this distinction between the habitation of those who produce a hundredfold, and that of those who produce sixtyfold, and that of those who produce thirtyfold. The first will be taken up into the heavens, the second will dwell in paradise, the last will inherit the city. It was on this account the Lord declared, "In my Father's house are many dwelling places" [Jn. 14:2]. For everything belongs to God, who supplies everyone with a suitable dwelling place, even as his Word says that a share is allotted to everyone by the Father, according as each person is or shall be worthy. ... The elders, the disciples of the apostles, affirm that this is the gradation and arrangement of those who are saved, and that they advance through steps of this nature; also that they ascend through the Spirit to the Son, and through the Son to the Father, and that in due time the Son will yield up his work to the Father. (Against Heresies V:36:1-2)