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And they also are deservedly to be blamed who seek the glory of this world : for
what else is this than to wish to violate this Divine decree ? He has decreed that
the glory of Christians is to be expected on the second coming of Christ .
From the decree of God himself we find that capital punishment was assigned to
this blas* This was the maxim of the Stoics . + Nudos homines , men in their
natural impotence and deformity . - - Trans . VOL . II . f 2 phemy , Levit . xxiv .
Now it behoves a soldier obeying the command of his general , not only to fight ,
but to do it with those arms , and in that manner which is assigned him . No one
receiveth the crown unless he strive lawfully , 2 Tim . ii . 5 . But hear the decree of
The Gospel in a certain special manner is called the word of Christ , because it
was revealed and preached by Christ himself clothed with flesh ; and because it
reveals and declares to us that eternal decree of God concerning Christ our ...
Leo XII . in 1824 , speaking of the same insti . tution , says that it “ strolls with
effrontery throughout the world , con . " temning the traditions of the holy Fathers ,
and , contrary to the well " known Decree of the Council of Trent , labours with all
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