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OR,

THE RELIGION OF THE ANCIENT CHRISTIANS

IN THE

FIRST AGES OF THE GOSPEL.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF PAGANISM UNDER THE

FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPERORS, &c. &c.

BY

WILLIAM CAVE, D.D.

Chaplain to King Charles II.

IN TWO VOLS.-VOL. II.

"Ουκ εν λόγοις, άλλ' έν έργοις τα της ημετέρας
θεοσεβείας πράγματα. .

Just. Mart. Paranes. ad. Græc. p. 33.
Nos non habitu Sapientiam, sed mente præferimus;
Non eloquimur magna, sed vivimus.

Minuc. Fel. Dial. pag. 31.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, AND NOTES,

BY THE

REV. WILLIAM TROLLOPE, M. A.

A NEW EDITION.

MDCCCXXXIX.

LONDON :

JOSEPI RICKERBY, SHERBOURN LANE,

KING WILLIAM STREET, CITY.

C 1966.72.1 unit COLLEGE

APR 25 1888

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Of their Readiness and Constancy in professing their

Religion.

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Jovian,

When our blessed Saviour sent out his disciples to
preach the Gospel, he acquainted them with the
difficulties that were like to attend their message,
but withal bad them arm themselves with constancy
and resolution, and not to regard the scoffs and re-
proaches, the miseries and sufferings that might
fall

upon them : ‘not to fear them that could only
kill the body,' but to make a free and bold confes-
sion of his name before the world, and cheerfully
to take up their cross and follow him.” St. Paul,
though himself then in chains at Rome, exhorts the
Christians to stand fast in one spirit, with one
mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel,
being in nothing terrified by their adversaries, it
being given them on the behalf of Christ, not only
to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,"?

Theodosius

253

287 315

328

Matt. x. 28, 38; xvi. 24 ; Luke, ix. 23; xii. 4.
? Phil. i. 27–29.
VOL. 11.

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