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Chapter 56.—127.  Petilianus said:  "But even if, as you yourselves suppose, you are following the law of the Lord in purity, let us nevertheless consider the question of the most holy law itself in a legal form.  The Apostle Paul says, ‘The law is good, if a man use it lawfully.’21492149     1 Tim. i. 8.   What then does the law say?  ‘Thou shalt not kill.’  What Cain the murderer did once, you have often done in slaying your brethren."

 128.  Augustin answered:  We do not wish 563to be like you:  for there are not wanting words which might be uttered, as you too utter these; and known also, for you do not know these; and set forth in the conduct of a life, as these are not set forth by you.


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