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Chapter 46.—90.  Litteus18811881     Some read Licteus; not unlikely the bishop of Cypr. Ep. lxxvi. of Gemelli18821882     Gemelli was a Roman colony in ecclesiastical province of Numidia. said:  "‘If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.’18831883     Matt xv. 14.   Since, therefore, it is clear that heretics can give no light18841884     Illuminare; baptism being often called φωτισμός. to any one, as being blind themselves, therefore their baptism is invalid."18851885     Conc. Carth. sec. 82.

91.  Neither do we say that it is valid for salvation so long as they are heretics, just as it is of no value to those murderers of whom we spoke, so long as they hate their brethren:  for they also themselves are in darkness, and if any one follows them they fall together into the ditch; and yet it does not follow that they either have not baptism or are unable to confer it.


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