In reading Ancient Christian Doctrines, I came across a few of the lesser known early Church writers (perhaps only to me?), so I thought that I might share with you a few of the more interesting ones for the next week or so.
Christ says that it is none of our business to inquire into such things as the origin of souls, the causes of existence of evil,whether the sun is bigger than the earth, or whether the moon shines with its own light or one borrowed from elsewhere. What benefit is there in knowing such things? Leave them to God. What matters to you is the salvation of your own soul, which is in danger. Unless you dedicate yourselves to the knowledge of the supreme God, a cruel death awaits you when you are finally set free from the body. You will not be suddenly annihilated but destroyed by the bitterness of a grievous and long-protracted punishment. (Against the Nations 2.61, ACD Vol 1, p 8-9)