Thought for the day…

Think about this from Saint Cyprian in the 3rd century. And then think about how this might relate to those who proclaim themselves leaders of churches from the year 1517 and beyond. Since the installation of prelates had been only done under the authority of the Catholic Church prior to then, under what authority did these new groups become established?

FROM ST. CYPRIAN AD 250

“These are they who of their own accord, without any divine arrangement, set themselves to preside among the daring strangers assembled, who appoint themselves prelates without any law of ordination, who assume to themselves the name of bishop, although no one gives them the episcopate; whom the Holy Spirit points out in the Psalms as sitting in the seat of pestilence, plagues, and spots of the faith, deceiving with serpent’s tongue, and artful in corrupting the truth, vomiting forth deadly poisons from pestilential tongues; whose speech doth creep like a cancer, whose discourse forms a deadly poison in the heart and breast of every one.”

…pondering…

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