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Doctrine on the Scripture
"The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus"
by Mathetes (130 ad)
"I do not speak of things strange to me, nor do I aim at anything inconsistent with right reason; but having been a disciple of the Apostles, I am become a teacher of the Gentiles. I minister the things delivered to me to those that are disciples worthy of the truth. For who that is rightly taught and begotten by the loving Word, would not seek to learn accurately the things which have been clearly shown by the Word to His disciples, to whom the Word being manifested has revealed them, speaking plainly [to them] … He sent the Word, that He might be manifested to the world … the Son; through whom the Church is enriched, and grace, widely spread, increases in the saints … the fear of the law is chanted, and the grace of the prophets is known, and the faith of the Gospels is established, and the tradition of the Apostles is preserved, and the grace of the Church exults."
Exerpt from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I, Mathetes, The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus, Chapter XI
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Tim 3:16-17 KJV
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