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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Chapter XVIII. A question whether among the devils there is any order observed in the attack, or system in its changes.

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Chapter XVIII.

A question whether among the devils there is any order observed in the attack, or system in its changes.

Germanus: Must we then believe that wickedness is arranged and so to speak systematized among them in such a way that there is some order in the changes observed by them, and a regular plan of attack carried out, though it is clear that method and system can only exist among good and upright men, as Scripture says: “Thou shalt seek wisdom among the ungodly and shalt not find it; and: “our enemies are senseless;” and this: “There is neither wisdom, nor courage, nor counsel among the ungodly.” 1477


Footnotes

368:1477

Prov. 14:6, Deut. 32:31, Prov. 21:30 (LXX.).


Next: Chapter XIX. The answer how far an agreement exists among devils about the attack and its changes.