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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Vol. IV:
Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy.: Chapter 26

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter 26.—50.  Also another Lucius of Membresa 1830 said:  "It is written, ‘God heareth not sinners.’ 1831   How can he who is a sinner be heard in baptism?" 1832

p. 507 51.  We answer:  How is the covetous man heard, or the robber, and usurer, and murderer?  Are they not sinners?  And yet Cyprian, while he finds fault with them in the Catholic Church, yet tolerates them.


Footnotes

506:1830

Membresa was in ecclesiastical province of Zeugitana.  For Lucius, see Bk. VI. c. 38.

506:1831

John ix. 31.

506:1832

Conc. Carth. sec. 62.


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