“If one does not believe that he has come, neither will he believe that he has taken flesh; thus, he would have appeared as a phantasm and as such would have been crucified. No, he was truly crucified for our sake; he is truly our Redeemer.
Whoever denies this truth is a Manichee, a denier of Christ’s flesh; for this reason he will not receive the remission of sins.”Ambrose of Milan, Epistola 42, 12-13; PL 16, 1176.
Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.