Friday, July 26, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Ambrose

It is said, therefore, that in investigating the truth, we must observe what is seemly. We ought to look for what is true with the greatest care. We must not put forward falsehood for truth, nor hide the truth in darkness, nor fill the mind with with idle, involved, or doubtful matters.

Ambrose of Milan, 337-397 AD, Duties of the Clergy, Book 1, Chapter XXVI, (transalted by Rev. H. De Romestin, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume X, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, p. 21)

How important is it for us as Christians to put forth what is true and put it forth clearly? What temptations are there to deviate from this?

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