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To: adiaireton8
I didn't say I don't study the early fathers of the church. I said I don't look to them for answers as I do to the Holy Scriptures.

I read the early church fathers like I read Calvin and Luther and New Advent, always through the lens of Scripture.

The church of Rome seems to stop at the early church fathers and forget every word these men wrote was supposed to be founded on Scritpure, just like yours and mine are supposed to be.

"These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them." -- 2 Peter 2:17-21


50 posted on 05/07/2007 4:48:56 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
and forget every word these men wrote was supposed to be founded on Scritpure

Ironically, that itself is not found in Scripture. That contradiction should concern you deeply.

-A8

70 posted on 05/07/2007 8:40:37 PM PDT by adiaireton8 ("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
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