The Apostolical Constitutions, or the Canons of the Apostles in Coptic

The Apostolical Constitutions, or the Canons of the Apostles in Coptic

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... remember that ye teach one another, and instruct the Catechumens to perform them, nothing shall try you, and ye shall not mourn for ever. Remember Christ continually, and receive this name at all times, sealing thy forehead in fear, for this is the sign which is known and manifest, and by this the devil is ruined. If thou hast done it in faith, thou art known; not only before men, but by the knowledge which thou hast acquiesced in it, as a sign, because the adversary the devil looks to the power of the heart only; and if he sees the inner man that is rational, sealed within and without with the seal of the word of God, he flees immediately, fleeing from him through the Holy Spirit which is in the man, who hath granted him a place in himself. This also Moses the Prophet first taught us by the Passover. And he commanded that they should sprinkle the blood of the lamb which had been killed, upon the lintel and the two door-posts, shewing to us the faith which is now in us, which was given to us by the perfect Lamb. If we have sealed with this on our foreheads, with our hands, we shall be delivered from those who wish to destroy us. And if ye receive these things with thanksgiving and a right faith, you shall be converted, and received into eternal life. We have written these things to you to keep, you who have a heart for them. For whosoever shall follow these traditions of the Apostles which they have heard, and shall keep them, not any heretic shall be able to seduce them, nor any man whatsoever. For thus many heresies increase because those who preside are not willing to learn the doctrines of the Apostles. But after their own lusts they do those things which they desire, which are not becoming. If we, O beloved, have omitted any more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890906
  • 9781236890900