Friday, April 2, 2010

Listening to Tradition, Friday, April 2, 2010

There are, and therefore there were, many who come forward in the name of Jesus and teach both to speak and act impious and blasphemous things. And we name these people after the men from whom each doctrine and opinion had its origin … We have nothing in common [with these men] since we know them to be atheists, ungodly, unrighteous, and sinful; confessors of Jesus in name only rather than worshipers of him. (Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho 35)

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