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37. That the believer ought not to be punished for other offences, except for the name he bears.

In the Epistle of Peter to them of Pontus:  “Nor let any of you suffer as a thief, or a murderer, or as an evil-doer, or as a minder of other people’s business,44024402    [Gr. ὡς ἀλλοτριοεπίσκοπος; a strange expression. This is St. Paul’s canon (Greek) of jurisdiction, which he expounds, 2 Cor. x. 13, 14. Comp. Gal. ii. 9. Showing, by the way, the limits of Peter’s jurisdiction, “measure,” or μετρόν τοῦ κανόνος. Note 15, p. 544, supra.] but as a Christian.”44034403    1 Pet. iv. 15, 16.


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