The Faith of Catholics; Confirmed by Scripture and Attested by the Fathers of the First Five Centuries of the Church Volume 1

The Faith of Catholics; Confirmed by Scripture and Attested by the Fathers of the First Five Centuries of the Church Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... the Church, with 1 'Emvor/OMai uaviav iavrali. the view that having framed itself as Christian, it may, by the deceitfulness of false arguments, lead astray some in their opinions concerning Christ.... I have thought it needful at your solicitation, to unrip the folds of its breastplate (Job. xli. 4), and to show the ill savor of its folly."--Orat. 1, Contr. Arian. n. l, p. 319. "Unless the Lord build the house, and keep the city, in vain do the laborers build and the watchmen guard (Ps. cxxvi. 2). Therefore is the Jewish system destroyed, for it was a shadow; but that of the Church is firmly established, for it is built upon the rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."--Oratio iv. Contr. Arian. n. 34, t. 1, p. 510. Explaining Ps. lxxxviii. 38, "And His throne as the sun before me: understand, by the throne of Christ, the Church; for in it He rests. The Church of Christ, then, he says, shall be refulgent and enlighten all under heaven, and be abiding as the sun and the moon. For this passage says so: His throne as the sun before me, and as the moon perfect for ever, and a faithful witness in heaven"--Expos, in Ps. p. 922,1.1. Speaking of the councils of Ariminum and of Seleucia, wherein the Arians, supported by the Emperor Constantius, endeavored to subvert the council of Nicsea, he says: "What pressed so much, that the whole world was to be disturbed, and that they who at this time were called clerics must rnn up and down, and seek how they might learn to believe on our Lord Jesus Christ? For if they believed, they would not have sought as men that had not found; and this was to the catechumens no small scandal, and to the Gentiles it was something more than common, and even furnished them abundant...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547144
  • 9781236547149