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Pseudo-Clementine Literature.: Chapter XXXIX
Chapter XXXIX.—Immortality of the Soul.
Then said Simon: “The one point on which I should wish to be satisfied is, whether the soul is immortal; for I cannot take up the burden of righteousness unless I know first concerning the immortality of the soul; for indeed if it is not immortal, the profession of your preaching cannot stand.” Then said Peter: “Let us first inquire whether God is just; for if this were ascertained, the perfect order of religion would straight-way be established.” Then Simon: “With all your boasting of your knowledge of the order of discussion, you seem to me now to have answered contrary to order; for when I ask you to show whether the soul is immortal, you say that we must first inquire whether God is just.” Then said Peter: “That is perfectly right and regular.” Simon: “I should wish to learn how.”
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