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

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Chapter LXII.—Summary and Conclusory—Concerning Godliness.

Concerning the things pertaining to our religious observance which are most profitable for a life of goodness to those who would pursue a godly and righteous course, we have p. 248 written to you, men and brethren, at sufficient length.  For concerning faith and repentance and true love and continence and soberness and patience, we have touched upon every passage, putting you in mind that you ought in righteousness and truth and long-suffering to be well-pleasing 4324 to Almighty God with holiness, being of one mind—not remembering evil—in love and peace with instant gentleness, even as also our fathers forementioned found favour by the humility of their thoughts towards the Father and God and Creator and all mankind.  And of these things we put you in mind with the greater pleasure, since we were well assured that we were writing to men who were faithful and of highest repute and had peered into the oracles of the instruction of God.


Footnotes

248:4324

εὐαριστεῖν is emendation for εὐχαριστεῖν (give thanks).


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