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23they only heard it said, “The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy.”

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23. Which once he destroyed. This does not mean that faith 3636    ”The word πίστις denotes not only the act of believing, but that which is believed.” — Beza. may actually be destroyed, but that he lessened its influence on the minds of weak men. Besides, it is the will, rather than the deed, that is here expressed.




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