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For where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God(Comments Off on For where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God)

June 28, 2017

… For Irenaeus, Church and Spirit were inseparable: “This faith”, we read again in the third book of Adversus Haereses, “which, having been received from the Church, we do preserve, and which always, by the Spirit of God, renewing its youth as if it were some precious deposit in an excellent vessel, causes the vessel […]

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