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ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
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86.  That a schism must not be made, even although he who withdraws should remain in one faith, and in the same tradition.

In Ecclesiasticus, in Solomon: “He that cleaveth firewood shall be endangered by it if the iron shall fall off.”45554555    Eccles. x. 9. Also in Exodus: “In one house shall it be eaten: ye shall not cast forth the flesh abroad out of the house.”45564556    Ex. xii. 4. Also in the cxxxiid Psalm:  “Behold how good and how pleasant a thing it is that brethren should dwell in unity!”45574557    Ps. cxxxiii. 1. Also in the Gospel according to Matthew: “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”45584558    Matt. xii. 30. Also in the first Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians: “But I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all say the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that ye be all joined together in the same mind and in the same opinion.”45594559    1 Cor. i. 10. Also in the sixty-seventh Psalm: “God, who maketh men to dwell with one mind in a house.”45604560    Ps. lxviii. 6. [So Vulgate and Anglican Psalter.]


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