of troubles, that is, the flaming movable sword. But if we attend to what the Apostle says, "The fullness of the law is charity," 159. and if we see that the same charity is contained in the twin commandment, "You shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart, and from your whole soul, and from your whole mind," and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," on which "two commandments there hang the whole Law and the prophets," 160. we understand without a doubt that one comes to the tree of life not only by the flaming movable sword, that is, by the endurance of temporal troubles, but also by the fullness of knowledge, that is, by charity, because he says, "If I do not have charity, I am nothing." 161.
Adam Is Christ, Eve the Church
37. I promised in this discourse to consider the works of creation, and I think that I have done that. But I also promised to consider Genesis as prophecy, and I still have to explain that briefly. 162. For after having set up a certain clear beacon for the direction of what remains, we will not be long detained, I believe, by this consideration. The Apostle calls it a great sacrament when Scripture says, "On account of this a man will leave father and mother, and will cling to his wife, and they will be two in one flesh." He interprets this by adding, "But I say this of Christ and the Church." 163. Hence, what was fulfilled as history in Adam signifies as prophecy Christ, who left his Father, when he said, "I went forth from my Father and came into this world." 164. He left not by place, because God is not contained by place, and not by turning away in sin, as apos‐____________________