He rose from the dead, and cried aloud: "Who will contend with me?
Let him confront me." I have freed the condemned,
brought the dead back to life, raised men from their graves.
Who has anything to say against me? I, he said, am the Christ;
I have destroyed death, triumphed over the enemy, trampled hell underfoot,
bound the strong one, and taken men up to the heights of heaven:
I am the Christ.
--St. Melito of Sardis