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ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
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19. That we are not to obey our own will, but the will of God.

In the Gospel according to John: “I came not down from heaven to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me.”43154315    John vi. 38. Of this same matter, according to Matthew: “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what Thou wilt.”43164316    Matt. xxvi. 39. Also in the daily prayer:  “Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”43174317    Matt. vi. 10. Also according to Matthew: “Not every one who saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.”43184318    Matt. vii. 21. Also according to Luke:  “But that servant which knoweth his Lord’s will, and obeyed not His will, shall be beaten with many stripes.”43194319    Luke xii. 47. In the Epistle of John: “But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever, even as He Himself also abideth for ever.”43204320    1 John ii. 17.


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