"For the Church, although dispersed throughout the whole world even to the ends of the Earth, has received from the apostles and from their disciples the faith in one God, Father Almighty, the creator of heaven and Earth and sea and all that is in them; and in one Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who became flesh for our salvation; and in the Holy Spirit, who announced through the prophets the dispensations and the comings, and the birth from a Virgin, and the passion, and the Resurrection from the dead, and the bodily Ascension into heaven of the beloved Christ Jesus our Lord, and his coming from heaven in the glory of the Father to re-establish all things; and the raising up again of all flesh of all humanity, in order that to Jesus Christ our Lord and God and Savior and King, in accord with the approval of the invisible Father, every knee shall bend of those in heaven and on Earth and under the earth . . " (Against Heresies 1:10:1 [A.D. 180]).
“Nevertheless, what cannot be said of anyone else who ever lived, that he is himself in his own right God and Lord . . . may be seen by all who have attained to even a small portion of the truth” (Against Heresies 3:19:1).
“God alone is without sin. The only man who is without sin is Christ; for Christ is also God” (*The Soul *41:3 [A.D. 208]).
“The origins of both his substances display him as man and as God: from the one, born, and from the other, not born…” (The Flesh of Christ 5:6-7 [A.D. 208]).
Hippolytus of Rome
“For Christ is the God over all, who has arranged to wash away sin from mankind, rendering the old man new” (*Philosophoumena *10:34).
Clement of Alexandria
“The Word, then, the Christ, is the cause both of our ancient beginning, for he was in God, and of our well-being. And now this same Word has appeared as man. He alone is both God and man, and the source of all our good things” (Exhortation to the Greeks 1:7:1 [ante A.D. 200]).
Clement of Alexandria
“Despised as to appearance but in reality adored, [Jesus is] the Expiator, the Savior, the Soother, the Divine Word, he that is quite evidently true God, he that is put on a level with the Lord of the universe because he was his Son.” (*Exhortation to the Greeks *10:110:1).
“Although he was God, he took flesh; and having been made man, he remained what he was, God” (The Fundamental Doctrines 1:Preface:4 [A.D. 220-230]).
“While we have been sketching the proof of the divinity of Jesus, we have made use of the prophetic statements concerning him, and have at the same time demonstrated that the writings which prophesied about him are divinely inspired” (The Fundamental Doctrines 4:1:6).
"One who denies that Christ is God cannot become his temple [of the Holy Spirit] . . . " (Letter to Jubaianus 73:12 [A.D. 255])