Christian Life in the Primitive Church

Christian Life in the Primitive Church

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Christian Life in the Primitive Church

Christian Life in the Primitive Church

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"The Christians have received the commandments (of the Lord Jesus Christ), which they have engraved on their minds and keep in the hope and expectation of the world to come; wherefore, they do not commit adultery nor fornication, they do not bear false witness, they do not deny a deposit, nor covet what is not theirs. They honour father and mother; they do good to their neighbours, and when they are judges they judge uprightly. They do not worship idols made in the form of man; and whatever they do not wish that others should do to them, they do not practise towards others; they do not eat of food consecrated to idols, for they are undefiled; those who grieve them they comfort, and make them their friends; they do good to their enemies; their wives, O King, are pure as virgins, and their daughters modest; their men abstain from all unlawful wedlock and from all impurity, in the hope of the recompense to come in another world; if any of them have bondmen, bondwomen, or children, they persuade these to . . .

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