If you do not stand in the darkness, you cannot see the light. If you do not understand how fire came to exist, you will burn with it because you do not know its root. If you do not first understand water, you don't know anything. For what use is there for you to be baptized in it? If you do not understand how blowing wind came to exist, you will blow away with it. If you do not understand how the body which you wear came to exist, you will perish with it. How will you know the Father if you do not know the Son?
Dialogue of the Savior 133.22-134.15 (early second century encratic text from Syria)
Comment: In my translation, I shifted the person from third person to second person in order to make the text gender inclusive.