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Tertullian: Part III: On Repentance.
True Repentance a Thing Divine, Originated by God, and Subject to His Laws.
Sins May Be Divided into Corporeal and Spiritual. Both Equally Subject, If Not to Human, Yet to Divine Investigation and Punishment.
Repentance Applicable to All the Kinds of Sin. To Be Practised Not Only, Nor Chiefly, for the Good It Brings, But Because God Commands It.
Sin Never to Be Returned to After Repentance.
Baptism Not to Be Presumptously Received. It Requires Preceding Repentance, Manifested by Amendment of Life.
Of Repentance, in the Case of Such as Have Lapsed After Baptism.
Examples from Scripture to Prove the Lord's Willingness to Pardon.
Concerning the Outward Manifestations by Which This Second Repentance is to Be Accompanied.
Of Men's Shrinking from This Second Repentance and Exomologesis, and of the Unreasonableness of Such Shrinking.
Further Strictures on the Same Subject.
Final Considerations to Induce to Exomologesis.
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