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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol IX:
The Epistles of Clement.: Chapter LIV

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Chapter LIV.—He Who is Full of Love Will Incur Every Loss, that Peace May Be Restored to the Church.

Who then among you is noble-minded? who compassionate? who full of love?  Let him declare, “If on my account sedition and disagreement and schisms have arisen, I will depart, I will go away whithersoever ye desire, and I will do whatever the majority 4289 commands; only let the flock of Christ live on terms of peace with the presbyters set over it.”  He that acts thus shall procure to himself great glory in the Lord; 4290 and every place will welcome 4291 him.  For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.” 4292   These things they who live a godly life that is never to be repented of, both have done and always will do.


Footnotes

245:4289

Literally, “the multitude.”

245:4290

I. ἐν Χριστῷ (in Christ).

245:4291

Or, “receive.”

245:4292

Ps. 24:1, 1 Cor. 10:26, 28.


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