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Tertullian, On Flight In Persecution, 9.4

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1. New Testament, Philemon, 3.11-3.14 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. New Testament, Philippians, 3.8-3.14 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.8. Yes most assuredly, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ 3.9. and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 3.10. that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death; 3.11. if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 3.12. Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 3.13. Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before 3.14. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
3. New Testament, Mark, 8.34-8.38 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8.34. He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 8.35. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 8.36. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? 8.37. For what will a man give in exchange for his life? 8.38. For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
4. New Testament, Matthew, 10.23 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10.23. But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most assuredly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man has come.
5. Athenagoras, Apology Or Embassy For The Christians, 35 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

35. What man of sound mind, therefore, will affirm, while such is our character, that we are murderers? For we cannot eat human flesh till we have killed some one. The former charge, therefore, being false, if any one should ask them in regard to the second, whether they have seen what they assert, not one of them would be so barefaced as to say that he had. And yet we have slaves, some more and some fewer, by whom we could not help being seen; but even of these, not one has been found to invent even such things against us. For when they know that we cannot endure even to see a man put to death, though justly; who of them can accuse us of murder or cannibalism? Who does not reckon among the things of greatest interest the contests of gladiators and wild beasts, especially those which are given by you? But we, deeming that to see a man put to death is much the same as killing him, have abjured such spectacles. How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, can we put people to death? And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very fœtus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God's care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose an infant, because those who expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it. But we are in all things always alike and the same, submitting ourselves to reason, and not ruling over it.
6. Justin, First Apology, 8, 4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. By the mere application of a name, nothing is decided, either good or evil, apart from the actions implied in the name; and indeed, so far at least as one may judge from the name we are accused of, we are most excellent people. But as we do not think it just to beg to be acquitted on account of the name, if we be convicted as evil-doers, so, on the other hand, if we be found to have committed no offense, either in the matter of thus naming ourselves, or of our conduct as citizens, it is your part very earnestly to guard against incurring just punishment, by unjustly punishing those who are not convicted. For from a name neither praise nor punishment could reasonably spring, unless something excellent or base in action be proved. And those among yourselves who are accused you do not punish before they are convicted; but in our case you receive the name as proof against us, and this although, so far as the name goes, you ought rather to punish our accusers. For we are accused of being Christians, and to hate what is excellent (Chrestian) is unjust. Again, if any of the accused deny the name, and say that he is not a Christian, you acquit him, as having no evidence against him as a wrong-doer; but if any one acknowledge that he is a Christian, you punish him on account of this acknowledgment. Justice requires that you inquire into the life both of him who confesses and of him who denies, that by his deeds it may be apparent what kind of man each is. For as some who have been taught by the Master, Christ, not to deny Him, give encouragement to others when they are put to the question, so in all probability do those who lead wicked lives give occasion to those who, without consideration, take upon them to accuse all the Christians of impiety and wickedness. And this also is not right. For of philosophy, too, some assume the name and the garb who do nothing worthy of their profession; and you are well aware, that those of the ancients whose opinions and teachings were quite diverse, are yet all called by the one name of philosophers. And of these some taught atheism; and the poets who have flourished among you raise a laugh out of the uncleanness of Jupiter with his own children. And those who now adopt such instruction are not restrained by you; but, on the contrary, you bestow prizes and honours upon those who euphoniously insult the gods.
7. Tertullian, Against Marcion, 1.29.4, 3.24.4, 4.22.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

8. Tertullian, Against Praxeas, 1.5, 1.7, 30.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9. Tertullian, On The Soul, 9.4, 55.4-55.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Tertullian, Exhortation To Chastity, 10.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

11. Tertullian, On Flight In Persecution, 5.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

12. Tertullian, On Fasting, Against The Psychics, 1.1, 1.3, 3.1, 11.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

13. Tertullian, On Modesty, 21.7 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

14. Tertullian, On The Resurrection of The Flesh, 11.2, 63.9 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

11. Thus far touching my eulogy of the flesh, in opposition to its enemies, who are, notwithstanding, its greatest friends also; for there is nobody who lives so much in accordance with the flesh as they who deny the resurrection of the flesh, inasmuch as they despise all its discipline, while they disbelieve its punishment. It is a shrewd saying which the Paraclete utters concerning these persons by the mouth of the prophetess Prisca: They are carnal, and yet they hate the flesh. Since, then, the flesh has the best guarantee that could possibly accrue for securing to it the recompense of salvation, ought we not also to consider well the power, and might, and competency of God Himself, whether He be so great as to be able to rebuild and restore the edifice of the flesh, which had become dilapidated and blocked up, and in every possible way dislocated?- whether He has promulgated in the public domains of nature any analogies to convince us of His power in this respect, lest any should happen to be still thirsting for the knowledge of God, when faith in Him must rest on no other basis than the belief that He is able to do all things? You have, no doubt among your philosophers men who maintain that this world is without a beginning or a maker. It is, however, much more true, that nearly all the heresies allow it an origin and a maker, and ascribe its creation to our God. Firmly believe, therefore, that He produced it wholly out of nothing, and then you have found the knowledge of God, by believing that He possesses such mighty power. But some persons are too weak to believe all this at first, owing to their views about Matter. They will rather have it, after the philosophers, that the universe was in the beginning made by God out of underlying matter. Now, even if this opinion could be held in truth, since He must be acknowledged to have produced in His reformation of matter far different substances and far different forms from those which Matter itself possessed, I should maintain, with no less persistence, that He produced these things out of nothing, since they absolutely had no existence at all previous to His production of them. Now, where is the difference between a thing's being produced out of nothing or out of something, if so be that what existed not comes into being, when even to have had no existence is tantamount to having been nothing? The contrary is likewise true; for having once existed amounts to having been something. If, however, there is a difference, both alternatives support my position. For if God produced all things whatever out of nothing, He will be able to draw forth from nothing even the flesh which had fallen into nothing; or if He moulded other things out of matter, He will be able to call forth the flesh too from somewhere else, into whatever abyss it may have been engulphed. And surely He is most competent to re-create who created, inasmuch as it is a far greater work to have produced than to have reproduced, to have imparted a beginning, than to have maintained a continuance. On this principle, you may be quite sure that the restoration of the flesh is easier than its first formation.
15. Theophilus, To Autolycus, 1.11 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.11. Wherefore I will rather honour the king [than your gods], not, indeed, worshipping him, but praying for him. But God, the living and true God, I worship, knowing that the king is made by Him. You will say, then, to me, Why do you not worship the king? Because he is not made to be worshipped, but to be reverenced with lawful honour, for he is not a god, but a man appointed by God, not to be worshipped, but to judge justly. For in a kind of way his government is committed to him by God: as He will not have those called kings whom He has appointed under Himself; for king is his title, and it is not lawful for another to use it; so neither is it lawful for any to be worshipped but God only. Wherefore, O man, you are wholly in error. Accordingly, honour the king, be subject to him, and pray for him with loyal mind; for if you do this, you do the will of God. For the law that is of God, says, My son, fear the Lord and the king, and be not disobedient to them; for suddenly they shall take vengeance on their enemies.
16. Cyprian, Letters, 75 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

17. Cyprian, Letters, 75 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

18. Cyprian, Letters, 75 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

19. Cyprian, Letters, 75 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

20. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 5.16.7, 5.16.13, 5.16.21, 5.17.1, 5.18.1, 5.18.3-5.18.4, 5.18.13, 5.19.3, 6.11.6, 6.14.9 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

5.16.7. There is said to be a certain village called Ardabau in that part of Mysia, which borders upon Phrygia. There first, they say, when Gratus was proconsul of Asia, a recent convert, Montanus by name, through his unquenchable desire for leadership, gave the adversary opportunity against him. And he became beside himself, and being suddenly in a sort of frenzy and ecstasy, he raved, and began to babble and utter strange things, prophesying in a manner contrary to the constant custom of the Church handed down by tradition from the beginning. 5.16.13. But by another kind of death Montanus and Maximilla are said to have died. For the report is that, incited by the spirit of frenzy, they both hung themselves; not at the same time, but at the time which common report gives for the death of each. And thus they died, and ended their lives like the traitor Judas. 5.16.21. For some of the heresies have a great many martyrs; but surely we shall not on that account agree with them or confess that they hold the truth. And first, indeed, those called Marcionites, from the heresy of Marcion, say that they have a multitude of martyrs for Christ; yet they do not confess Christ himself in truth.A little farther on he continues: 5.17.1. In this work he mentions a writer, Miltiades, stating that he also wrote a certain book against the above-mentioned heresy. After quoting some of their words, he adds:Having found these things in a certain work of theirs in opposition to the work of the brother Alcibiades, in which he shows that a prophet ought not to speak in ecstasy, I made an abridgment. 5.18.1. As the so-called Phrygian heresy was still flourishing in Phrygia in his time, Apollonius also, an ecclesiastical writer, undertook its refutation, and wrote a special work against it, correcting in detail the false prophecies current among them and reproving the life of the founders of the heresy. But hear his own words respecting Montanus: 5.18.3. He writes thus concerning Montanus; and a little farther on he writes as follows concerning his prophetesses: We show that these first prophetesses themselves, as soon as they were filled with the Spirit, abandoned their husbands. How falsely therefore they speak who call Prisca a virgin. 5.18.4. Afterwards he says: Does not all Scripture seem to you to forbid a prophet to receive gifts and money? When therefore I see the prophetess receiving gold and silver and costly garments, how can I avoid reproving her? 5.18.13. And he says also that Zoticus, who was mentioned by the former writer, when Maximilla was pretending to prophesy in Pepuza, resisted her and endeavored to refute the spirit that was working in her; but was prevented by those who agreed with her. He mentions also a certain Thraseas among the martyrs of that time.He speaks, moreover, of a tradition that the Saviour commanded his apostles not to depart from Jerusalem for twelve years. He uses testimonies also from the Revelation of John, and he relates that a dead man had, through the Divine power, been raised by John himself in Ephesus. He also adds other things by which he fully and abundantly exposes the error of the heresy of which we have been speaking. These are the matters recorded by Apollonius. 5.19.3. In the same letter of Serapion the signatures of several bishops are found, one of whom subscribes himself as follows:I, Aurelius Cyrenius, a witness, pray for your health.And another in this manner:Aelius Publius Julius, bishop of Debeltum, a colony in Thrace. As God lives in the heavens, the blessed Sotas in Anchialus desired to cast the demon out of Priscilla, but the hypocrites did not permit him. And the autograph signatures of many other bishops who agreed with them are contained in the same letter.So much for these persons. 6.11.6. He indicates that he sent this epistle by Clement, writing toward its close as follows:My honored brethren, I have sent this letter to you by Clement, the blessed presbyter, a man virtuous and approved, whom you yourselves also know and will recognize. Being here, in the providence and oversight of the Master, he has strengthened and built up the Church of the Lord. 6.14.9. For we know well those blessed fathers who have trodden the way before us, with whom we shall soon be; Pantaenus, the truly blessed man and master, and the holy Clement, my master and benefactor, and if there is any other like them, through whom I became acquainted with you, the best in everything, my master and brother.
21. Epiphanius, Panarion, 49.1 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

22. Pseudo-Tertullian, To His Wife, 1.3.4

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alexander (martyr from eumeneia) Tabbernee (2007) 216
alexander (montanist) Tabbernee (2007) 216
alexandria,conflicts in Moss (2012) 155
alexandria Moss (2012) 155
anonymous (anti-montanist) Tabbernee (2007) 216
antioch Rizzi (2010) 134
apamea (dinar),martyrdoms at Tabbernee (2007) 216
apamea (dinar),montanists at Tabbernee (2007) 216
apollinaris of hierapolis,christian writer Rizzi (2010) 134
apostasy,as option Moss (2012) 155
apostasy,nature of Moss (2012) 155
apostle/s Tabbernee (2007) 252
asterius urbanus Tabbernee (2007) 129
athenagoras,christian apologist Rizzi (2010) 134
avidius cassius,roman general Rizzi (2010) 134
books,montanist Tabbernee (2007) 129
carthage,bishop of Moss (2012) 155
cassius dio,greek historian Rizzi (2010) 134
charismatic exegesis Tabbernee (2007) 215
christ,denial of Moss (2012) 155
clement of alexandria,,life of Moss (2012) 155
clement of alexandria,on flight Moss (2012) 155
clement of alexandria,on martyrdom Moss (2012) 155
commodus,roman emperor Rizzi (2010) 134
cyprian of carthage Moss (2012) 155
ecstasy/ecstatic prophecy Tabbernee (2007) 129
egypt Rizzi (2010) 134
exile Moss (2012) 155
fayum Rizzi (2010) 134
holy spirit Moss (2012) 155
honor Moss (2012) 155
jerusalem (zion),temple Rizzi (2010) 134
jerusalem (zion) Rizzi (2010) 134
lyons Rizzi (2010) 134
marcus aurelius,roman emperor Rizzi (2010) 134
martyrdom/martyrs Tabbernee (2007) 215, 216, 252
maximilla Tabbernee (2007) 129, 216
melito of sardis,christian bishop Rizzi (2010) 134
montanism,nature of Esler (2000) 938, 940
montanus,sayings Esler (2000) 938
montanus Esler (2000) 938; Tabbernee (2007) 129, 216
on flight in persecution (tertullian) Moss (2012) 155
oracles/sayings [logia (montanist) Tabbernee (2007) 129, 215, 216, 252
persecutions Tabbernee (2007) 215, 252
prisca/priscilla Tabbernee (2007) 129, 216
priscilla (the montanist) Esler (2000) 940
proclus (roman montanist) Tabbernee (2007) 129
prophetess,prophetesses Tabbernee (2007) 129, 252
psychici Tabbernee (2007) 129, 252
revelation Tabbernee (2007) 252
rome Rizzi (2010) 134
serapis,egyptian god Rizzi (2010) 134
tertullian,eulogy of celibacy Esler (2000) 1040
tertullian,generally Esler (2000) 1040
tertullian,moral and disciplinary writings Esler (2000) 1040
tertullian Tabbernee (2007) 129, 215, 216, 252
tertullianus ( jurist) Tabbernee (2007) 129
themiso Tabbernee (2007) 129, 216
tibur,hadrians villa,canopus Rizzi (2010) 134
tibur,hadrians villa,piazza doro Rizzi (2010) 134
vienne Rizzi (2010) 134
voluntary martyrdom ix,xxxvi Tabbernee (2007) 215, 216, 252
women,role in montanism Esler (2000) 938
women and montanism xxix,xxxv' Tabbernee (2007) 216