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Chapter XVIII.—Great Evil Ensues to the Weak in Faith, from Any Discussion Out of the Scriptures. Conviction Never Comes to the Heretic from Such a Process.

But with respect to the man for whose sake you enter on the discussion of the Scriptures,20402040    Or, “from the Scriptures.” with the view of strengthening him when afflicted with doubts, (let me ask) will it be to the truth, or rather to heretical opinions that he will lean? Influenced by the very fact that he sees you have made no progress, whilst the other side is on an equal footing20412041    Æquo gradu. (with yourself) in denying and in defence, or at any rate on a like standing20422042    Statu certe pari. he will go away confirmed in his uncertainty20432043    Incertior. by the discussion, not knowing which side to adjudge heretical. For, no doubt, they too are able20442044    Habent. to retort these things on us. It is indeed a necessary consequence that they should go so far as to say that adulterations of the Scriptures, and false expositions thereof, are rather introduced by ourselves, inasmuch as they, no less than we20452045    Proinde. maintain that truth is on their side.


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