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Page 162 - Let no man deceive himself; if a man be not within the altar, he is deprived of the bread of God. For if the prayer of one or two be of such force, as we are told, how much more powerful shall that of the bishop and the whole church be ? He therefore that does not come together into the same place with it, is proud, and has already condemned himself. For it is written, God resisteth the proud.
Page 164 - Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord : that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may...
Page 50 - They went out from us, but they were not of us ; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us : but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Page 46 - Wherefore, labor to convert, labor to water, labor to build up and to feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof not by constraint, but willingly ; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind ; and when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Page 22 - God; and are built upon the foundation of the Apoftles and Prophets, Jefus Chrift himfelf being the chief corner-ftone...
Page 39 - ... for the edifying of the body of Chrift ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the meafure of the ftature of the fulnefs of Chrift...
Page 152 - Art thou Thascius Cyprian, who hast been bishop and father to men of an impious mind ? The sacred emperor commands thee to do sacrifice. Be well advised, and do not throw away thy life." The holy martyr replied, " I am Cyprian, I am a Christian, and I cannot sacrifice to the gods ; do as thou art commanded ; as for me, in so just a cause there needs no consultation.
Page 151 - I am a Christian and a bishop ; I acknowledge no other gods, but one only true God, who made heaven and earth, and all that therein is. This is he whom we Christians serve, to whom we pray day and night, for ourselves and for all men, and for the happiness and prosperity of the emperors." " And is this then thy resolution ?" said the proconsul. " That resolution" replied the martyr, " which is founded in God, cannot be altered.
Page 100 - Gospel was that people might be brought to "the unity .of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
Page 161 - But, forasmuch as charity suffers me not to be silent towards" you, I have first taken upon me to exhort you that ye would all run together, according to the will of God. For even Jesus Christ, our inseparable life, is sent by the will * of the Father; as the bishops, appointed unto the utmost bounds of the earth, are by the will of Jesus Christ.