Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xii Pg 3.1
Anf-03 v.iii.xli Pg 4 Simplicity they will have to consist in the overthrow of discipline, attention to which on our part they call brothelry.2280
See Matt. vii. 6.
2280 Lenocinium. “Pandering” is Archdeacon Dodgson’s word. Peace also they huddle up2281
2281 Miscent. anyhow with all comers; for it matters not to them, however different be their treatment of subjects, provided only they can conspire together to storm the citadel of the one only Truth. All are puffed up, all offer you knowledge. Their catechumens are perfect before they are full-taught.2282
2282 Edocti. The very women of these heretics, how wanton they are! For they are bold enough to teach, to dispute, to enact exorcisms, to undertake2283
2283 Repromittere. cures—it may be even to baptize.2284
2284 Compare Tertullian’s tract, de Bapt. I. and de Veland. Virg. viii. [Also, Epiphan. iv. p. 453, Ed. Oehler.] Their ordinations, are carelessly administered,2285
2285 Temerariæ. capricious, changeable.2286
2286 They were constantly changing their ministers. It was a saying of the heretics, “Alius hodie episcopus, cras alius” (Rigalt.). At one time they put novices in office; at another time, men who are bound to some secular employment;2287
2287 Sæculo obstrictos. at another, persons who have apostatized from us, to bind them by vainglory, since they cannot by the truth. Nowhere is promotion easier than in the camp of rebels, where the mere fact of being there is a foremost service.2288
2288 Promereri est. And so it comes to pass that to-day one man is their bishop, to-morrow another; to-day he is a deacon who to-morrow is a reader; to-day he is a presbyter who tomorrow is a layman. For even on laymen do they impose the functions of priesthood.