Theophilus on the Christian Life

The early Christian writer Theophilus of Antioch gives a wonderful description of the manner of life of the early Christians in these words:

for with them [Christians] temperance dwells, self-restraint is practiced, monogamy is observed, chastity is guarded, iniquity exterminated, sin extirpated, righteousness exercised, law administered, worship performed, God acknowledged: truth governs, grace guards, peace screens them; the holy word guides, wisdom teaches, life directs, God reigns.

ANF, Vol. 2, pg. 115.

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