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Chapter 16.—26.  Nicomedes of Segermi16411641     Segermi church province of Byzacium.  A Nicomedes occurs in Cypr. Epp. lvii., lxvii., lxx. said:  "My judgment is that heretics coming to the Church should be baptized, because they can obtain no remission of sins among sinners outside."16421642     Conc. Carth, sec. 9.

27.  The answer to which is:  The judgment of the whole Catholic Church is that heretics, being already baptized with the baptism of Christ, although in heresy, should not be rebaptized on coming to the Church.  For if there is no remission of sins among sinners, neither can sinners within the Church remit sins; and yet those who have been baptized by them are not rebaptized.


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