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The works of those commonly called or traditionally called "Church Fathers" ought to be resorted to not as the Father's of the Church, for this term in a Biblical and correct sense is reserved for those Apostles and Prophets by whose writings and revelations the Church from the beginning is established and built up. Jesus himself warned, and Paul warned, and John warned, of a darkness and an era of apostacy that would come upon the Church, even a flood, which would be spewed out of the mouth of the dragon, a mystery of iniquity, which would if possible deceive even the elect, if it were possible. In the greater context of the end times, the Church Fathers, in so many volumes preserved, are the record of that falling away that would come and that would allow the man of sin - the Antichrist - to be revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3). After the good begining of the Gospel, we watch, in these writings and epistles, as the overseers (episkopous) and bishops themselves begin to stray from the Gospel that was originally preached, and finally turn aside "speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them," (Acts 20:28-30). Let all those who seek the truth of the Gospel, refer to the Gospel, to Christ the source and the Spirit of holiness, but let us not establish Christian doctrine upon the corruptions and traditions of men.

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Doctrine on the Scripture

Excerpts and Quotes from:

The Principal Works of St. Jerome

Jerome or Eusebius Hieronymus (ca. 340 - 420 ad), is a Saint and Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.

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"As we do not deny what is written, so we do reject what is not written." - St. Jerome

St. Jerome, exerpt from Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol VI, Jerome, "The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary."

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"We do not so much reject prophecy ... as refuse to receive prophets whose utterances fail to accord with the Scriptures old and new." - St. Jerome

St. Jerome, exerpt from Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol VI, Jerome, "Letter XLI, To Marcella."

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"You with marvellous effrontery contend that the reading of the Greek manuscripts is corrupt, although it is that which nearly all the Greek writers have left us in their books, and not only so, but several of the Latin writers have taken the words the same way. Nor need we now consider the variations in the copies, since the whole record both of the Old and New Testament has since that time been translated into Latin, and we must believe that the water of the fountain flows purer than that of the stream." - St. Jerome

St. Jerome, exerpt from Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol VI, Jerome, "The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary."

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"As, then, the Church reads Judith, Tobit, and the books of Maccabees, but does not admit them among the canonical Scriptures, so let it read these two volumes [Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus] for the edification of the people, not to give authority to doctrines of the Church." - St. Jerome

St. Jerome, exerpt from Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol VI, Jerome, "Prefaces to the Books of the Vulgate Version of the Old Testament."



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