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Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy.: Chapter 28
Chapter 28.—54. Another Saturninus of Abitini 1835 said: "If Antichrist can give to any one the grace of Christ, then can heretics also baptize, who are called Antichrists." 1836
55. What if another were to say, If a murderer can give the grace of Christ, then can they also baptize that hate their brethren who are called murderers? For certainly he would seem in a way to speak the truth, and yet they can baptize; in like manner, therefore, can the heretics as well.
Abitini (Avitini) was in ecclesiastical province of Africa Proconsularis. For Saturninus, cp. cc. 15, 16.507:1836
Conc. Carth. sec. 64.
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