A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church; St. Basil Letters and Select Works. 1895 Volume 8

A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church; St. Basil Letters and Select Works. 1895 Volume 8

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...gain in being set right. When any one is being accused, it is not right for another, before him or any one else, to contradict the accuser; but if at any time the charge seems groundless to any one, he ought privately to enter into discussion with the accuser, and either produce, or acquire, conviction. Every one ought, as far as he is able, to conciliate one who has ground of complaint against him. No one ought to cherish a grudge against the sinner who repents, but heartily to forgive him." He who says that he has repented of a sin ought not only to be pricked with compunction for his sin, but also to bring forth fruits worthy of repentance.' He who has been corrected in first faults, and received pardon, if he1 sins again prepares for himself a judgment of wrath worse than the former.8 He, who after the first and second admonition abides in his fault, ought to be brought before the person in authority,10 if haply after being rebuked by more he may be ashamed.11 If even thus he fail to be set right he is to be cut off from the r-t as one that maketh to offend, and regarded as a heathen and a publican,1 for the security of them that are obedient, according to the saying. When the impious fall the righteous tremble.1 He should be grieved over as a limb cut from the lxxly. The sun ought not to go down upon a brother's wrath,11 lest haply night come between brother and brother, and make the charge stand in the day of judgment. A Christian ought not to wait for an opportunity for.his own amendment,1 because there is no certainty about the morrow; for many after many devices have not reached the morrow. He ought not to be beguiled by over eating, whence come dreams in the night. He ought not to be distracted by immoderate toil, nor overstep the...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236631765
  • 9781236631763