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Chapter XII.—The Same.

“But if any one should say that the foreknowledge shown by these predictions is like to that foreknowledge which is really implanted, he were much deceived.  For he only declares such things as being present, and that if he speaks truth.  However, even these things are serviceable to me, for they establish that there is such a thing as foreknowledge.  But the foreknowledge of the one true Prophet does not only know things present, but stretches out prophecy without limit as far as the world to 241come, and needs nothing for its interpretation, not prophesying darkly and ambiguously, so that the things spoken would need another prophet for the interpretation of them; but clearly and simply, as our Master and Prophet, by the inborn and ever-flowing Spirit, always knew all things.

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