Wednesday, July 09, 2014

this system of theirs

There's nothing new under the sun.

From James R. Payton Jr.'s Irenaeus on the Christian Faith:

[W]hile these people claim that they excel others in wisdom, their ravings show that they are fools ... (1:18,1)

While they affirm a wide variety of nonsense about the creation, each of them generates something new every day, according to his ability. Indeed, no one is deemed perfect among them who does not develop further prodigious gables! ... (1:18,1)

Beyond all this, they appeal to an incredible number of apocryphal and spurious writings which they themselves have forged, to bewilder the minds of foolish people and those who do not know the Scriptures of truth ... (1:20,1)

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