Tertullian

Tertullian
Tertullian
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Tertullian was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. Of Berber origin, he was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was an early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy, including contemporary Christian Gnosticism. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin Christianity" and "the founder of Western theology."

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Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
Christians are made, not born.
Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage. Families, Children & Parenting
Fear is the foundation of safety.
He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed. Life
He who flees will fight again.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Hope ;Patience
Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.
Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it.
It is certain because it is impossible.
It is certain because it is possible.
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. Nature
Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money. Religion & God ;Money, Coins & Minting
Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
See how these Christians love one another. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
The first reaction to truth is hatred. Truth
The more you mow us down, the more numerous we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.
The nature of rumor is known to all. Nature
The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.
The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.' The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'
Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy. Truth
Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not.
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine. Religion & God
You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing. Freedom & Liberty

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