Source:Cyril of Jerusalem:For men have fallen from the right faith; and some preach the identity of the Son with the Father...This, therefore, is the falling away

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Cyril of Jerusalem: "For men have fallen from the right faith; and some preach the identity of the Son with the Father...This, therefore, is the falling away"

Cyril, who served as the bishop of Jerusalem between A.D 349 and 387. said, after quoting 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10,

thus wrote Paul, and now is the falling away. For men have fallen from the right faith; and some preach the identity of the Son with the Father, and others dare to say that Christ was brought into being out of nothing. And formerly the heretics were manifest openly; but now the church is filled with heretics in disguise. For men have fallen away from the truth, and have itching ears...most have departed from right words, and rather choose the evil, than desire the good. This, therefore, is the falling away.”[1]

Notes

  1. Cyril, Philip Schaff (editor), Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series 2 (Vol. 1-14) (New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1890–1899), 7:106–107. off-site