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When this reached Abba Dionysius he was exceedingly sorry, and he tried to return them from their erroneous opinion, but they would not hearken to him. Therefore, the council assembled, confronted them, and made manifest their perversion. They neither repented nor turned away from their false belief, the holy synod and the Pope excommunicated them.
He wrote an article for them and said in it, "The love
of God for mankind is exceedingly great, and the spirit neither dies nor
perishes, but abideth as the angels and the devil for it is spiritual,
immutable, and incorruptible. When the spirit goes forth from the body it will
return to God Who gave it. (Ecc.
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