This is where you find Canaan and Cana in the Bible. For Cainan, see below.
And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is grieviously troubled by the devil.
Josue (Joshua) 19:28
And to Abaran and Rohob and Hamon and Cana, as far as the great Sidon.
And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum.
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas, who is called Didymus, and Nathanael, who was of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.
The "Canaanites" that people are used to referring to have nothing to do with Cainan (see below, for Cainan is the ancestor of Christ and is also the ancestor of the Palestinians) But the "Canaanites" that people are used to referring are actually Hyksos (Graeco-Egyptiene sea invaders from Crete and the Greek islands - sons of Japheth) and Amorites (sons of Ham related to the Hittites who were a northern pagan false god worshipping group of raiders). The Hyksos and the Amorites were followers of the false gods of Babylonia same as the Apostate Jews were and are. They are opposed to Christ. But Cainan is blessed and of Christ.
See below for the source of all pagan gods and goddesses and what will comprise the whole background of the Antichrist and the False Prophet.
Traditional Catholic Prayers: Traditional Catholic Prayers: The Justice of God: The Antichrist and the False Prophet
The ROOT of the Two Horns (The Antichrist and the False Prophet - see link below) is ancient Osiria-Mesopotamian (Assyro-Summerian) post-flood empire of Nimrud.
Gospel of Luke
3:34 Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of Abraham [Abram], who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,
3:35 Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of Phaleg, who was of Heber, who was of
3:36 Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of Sem, who was of Noe, who was of Lamech,
3:37 Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of Jared, who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,
3:38 Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of God.
BEWARE THE REBUILT TEMPLE. IT IS DAMNATION FOR ALL WHO ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH IT.
THE MARK, THE NAME, THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST AND THE TOWER OF BABEL = ECUMENISM
AND THE LEAD UP TO IT.
Matthew Chapter 1The genealogy of Christ: he is conceived and born of a virgin.
1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
1:2 Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren.
1:3 And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram.
1:4 And Aram begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon.
1:5 And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse.
1:6 And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias.
1:7 And Solomon begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa.
1:8 And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias.
1:9 And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias.
1:10 And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias.
1:11 And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon.
1:12 And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel.
1:13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor.
1:14 And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud.
1:15 And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob.
1:16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.Luke Chapter 33:23 And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of thirty years: being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who was of Mathat,
Who was of Heli. . .St. Joseph, who by nature was the son of Jacob, (St. Matt. 1. 16,) in the account of the law, was son of Heli. For Heli and Jacob were brothers, by the same mother; nd Heli, who was the elder, dying without issue, Jacob, as the law directed, married his widow: in consequence of such marriage, his son Joseph was reputed in the law the son of Heli.
3:24 Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi. who was of Janne, who was of Joseph,
3:25 Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of Nahum, who was of Hesli, who was of Nagge,
3:26 Who was of Mahath, who was of Mathathias, who was of Semei, who was of Joseph, who was of Juda,
3:27 Who was of Joanna, who was of Reza, who was of Zorobabel, who was of Salathiel, who was of Neri,
3:28 Who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosan, who was of Helmadan, who was of Her,
3:29 Who was of Jesus, who was of Eliezer, who was of Jorim, who was of Mathat, who was of Levi,
3:30 Who was of Simeon, who was of Judas, who was of Joseph, who was of Jona, who was of Eliakim,
3:31 Who was of Melea, who was of Menna, who was of Mathatha, who was of Nathan, who was of David,
3:32 Who was of Jesse, who was of Obed, who was of Booz, who was of Salmon, who was of Naasson,
3:33 Who was of Aminadab, who was of Aram, who was of Esron, who was of Phares, who was of Judas,
3:34 Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of Abraham, who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,
3:35 Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of Phaleg, who was of Heber, who was of Sale,
3:36 Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of Sem, who was Of Noe, who was of Lamech,
3:37 Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of Jared, who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,
3:38 Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of God.The Justice of God: The Antichrist and the False Prophet
The Coming of the Antichrist: Canaan
See: The Antichrist
Traditional Catholic Prayers: Canaan
Part of the descent of the Messiah, Who is Only Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Gospel of Luke
3:34 Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was ofAbraham [Abram], who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,
3:35 Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was ofPhaleg, who was of Heber, who was of
3:36 Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was ofSem, who was of Noe, who was of Lamech,
3:37 Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was ofJared, who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,
3:38 Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of God.Note that Heber (Father of the Hebrews) is the direct descendant of Sem (Semitic) through Arphaxad (means NOT of Chaldea - Chaldea is Nimrud's Osiria-Mesopotamia) through Cainan (Canaan) through Cainan's offspring Sale. Not a Jew in sight, all Canaanite Palestinian Hebrews. As to Jesus being of the "Jews," only the tribe of Judah as a descent from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judas (tribe of Judah) is meant. See Luke Chapter 3 and Matthew Chapter 1 - see bottom for both. The actual Israelites, and especially those who Jesus was descended through, are as Semitic and Canaanite and Hebrew as the Palestinians are today, for those Palestinians are exactly descended from the SAME people as Jesus was. None of the Osiria-Mesopotamian and None of the Idumean and Baylonian inbred genealogy of the Haburah and Pharisaic Rabbinic background belongs to Christ. In so far as the Judaist claims by any of the impostor Hebrews through the centuries are concerned none of the Haburah-Naasseni-Essene-Pharisees and none of the Persian and None of the Sephardic and Most Especially NONE of the Khazar pretend Jews are in fact Hebrews. The last descendants of the SAME people from Adam to Christ in Jesus Christ's lineage are the Palestinians of today. No one else. UNLIKE the racist Talmudic Illuminist Judaists, Jesus Christ, 'Isa al Maseeh, the Messiah, offers His salvation to all. His salvation is real. The Judaists and their false messiah are damned.In the descent of the Messiah, Who is Only Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Masoretic text - a contrivance by the Rabbinic Jews from first century A.D. completed by 900 A.D. to alter the meaning of the Bible, Cainan or Canaan is left out totally on purpose in Genesis Chapter 11. The meaning and reason is this. The intent and and purpose of God was always from the beginning and at the promise to Adam of the Redeemer to have the Messiah, Who is Only Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to appear in the Holy Land, which is Canaan - Palestine. The original Canaanites, from whom today's Palestinians are descended were in the direct descent of the Messiah. The reason they were there is because God intended and in fact did take flesh of them in order to Redeem mankind. The ever jealous and blasphemous Pharisaic Jews took that out in the Masoretic text, but they could not touch it in the Septuagint nor in the New Testament texts. The reason the Rabbis took it out was to substitute themselves and their false messiah who is actually the Antichrist, Dajjal, in the place of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. They will fail eternally.
The Antichrist will be a Jew. - Proof34
God and His Messiah Jesus Christ our Lord - our right and duty to witness to Him: The Plot Against the Church, Part 3
The Justice of God: Golden Dawn
Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord: Apostasy: BEWARE The Synagogue of Satan and The Name and Number of the beast.
Apostasy: BEWARE The Synagogue of Satan and The Name and Number of the beast.
Today, the Synagogue of Satan is the Ecumenical Church of the Vaticanists, based on Vatican II: Nostra Aetate and other teachings of apostasy bringing back in all the demons and devils of paganism and apostate perfidious Judaism - that Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ delivered us from and commands us to have nothing to do with. This Synagogue of Satan is headed by chief serpent Benediktos the devil's pawn, which is the congregation of the Antichrist bound for hell forevermore. Those who compromise with this, like the SSPX, are in the same place. The chief serpent Benediktos the devil's pawn, would have us take The Name and Number of the beast - see this: The Name and Number of the beast.
Chapter I.-Recapitulation; Characteristics of Heresy; Origin of the Name Naasseni; The System of the Naasseni.
Chapter II.-Naasseni Ascribe Their System, Through Mariamne, to James the Lord's Brother; Really Traceable to the Ancient Mysteries; Their Psychology as Given in the "Gospel According to Thomas; "Assyrian Theory of the Soul; The Systems of the Naasseni and the Assyrians Compared; Support Drawn by the Naasseni from the Phrygian and Egyptian Mysteries; The Mysteries of Isis; These Mysteries Allegorized by the Naasseni.
Chapter III.-Further Exposition of the Heresy of the Naasseni; Profess to Follow Homer; Acknowledge a Triad of Principles; Their Technical Names of the Triad; Support These on the Authority of Greek Poets; Allegorize Our Saviour's Miracles; The Mystery of the Samothracians; Why the Lord Chose Twelve Disciples; The Name Corybas, Used by Thracians and Phrygians, Explained; Naasseni Profess to Find Their System in Scripture; Their Interpretation of Jacob's Vision; Their Idea of the "Perfect Man; "The "Perfect Man" Called "Papa" By the Phrygians; The Naasseni and Phrygians on the Resurrection; The Ecstasis of St. Paul; The Mysteries of Religion as Alluded to by Christ; Interpretation of the Parable of the Sower; Allegory of the Promised Land; Comparison of the System of the Phrygians with the Statements of Scripture; Exposition of the Meaning of the Higher and Lower Eleusinian Mysteries; The Incarnation Discoverable Here According to the Naasseni.
Chapter IV.-Further Use Made of the System of the Phrygians; Mode of Celebrating the Mysteries; The Mystery of the "Great Mother; "These Mysteries Have a Joint Object of Worship with the Naasseni; The Naasseni Allegorize the Scriptural Account of the Garden of Eden; The Allegory Applied to the Life of Jesus.
Chapter V.-Explanation of the System of the Naasseni Taken from One of Their Hymns.
Chapter VI.-The Ophites the Grand Source of Heresy.
Appendix to the Works of Hippolytus.
The apparitional and fantastic sorcerous delusions (like Fatima and Lourdes etc.) of the spirit of the Antichrist and of the perfidy of the Jews is warned of. St. Hippolytus shows us many centuries before what they were and we are WARNED to nothing to do with them upon pain of being lead to damnation with the Antichrist. He who overcomes will be rewarded with a crown of eternal life.
And all this he will do corruptly and deceitfully, and with the purpose of deluding all to make him king. For when the peoples and tribes see so great virtues and so great powers in him, they will all with one mind meet together to make him king. And above all others shall the nation of the Hebrews be dear to the tyrant himself, while they say one to another, Is there found indeed in our generation such a man, so good and just? That shall be the way with the race of the Jews pre-eminently, as I said before, who, thinking, as they do, that they shall behold the king himself in such power, will approach him to say, We all confide in thee, and acknowledge thee to be just upon the whole earth; we all hope to be saved by thee; and by thy mouth we have received just and incorruptible judgment.
And at first, indeed, that deceitful and lawless one, with crafty deceitfulness, will refuse such glory; but the men persisting, and holding by him, will declare him king. And thereafter he will be lifted up in heart, and he who was formerly gentle will become violent, and he who pursued love will become pitiless, and the humble in heart will become haughty and inhuman, and the hater of unrighteousness will persecute the righteous. Then, when he is elevated to his kingdom, he will marshal war; and in his wrath he will smite three mighty kings,-those, namely, of Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia. And after that he will build the temple in Jerusalem, and will restore it again speedily, and give it over to the Jews. And then he will be lifted up in heart against every man; yea, he will speak blasphemy also against God, thinking in his deceit that he shall be king upon the earth hereafter for ever; not knowing, miserable wretch, that his kingdom is to be quickly brought to nought, and that he will quickly have to meet the fire which is prepared for him, along with all who trust him and serve him. For when Daniel said, "I shall make my covenant for one week,"82 he indicated seven years; and the one half of the week is for the preaching of the prophets, and for the other half of the week-that is to say, for three years and a half-Antichrist will reign upon the earth. And after this his kingdom and his glory shall be taken away. Behold, ye who love God, what manner of tribulation there shall rise in those days, such as has not been from the foundation of the world, no, nor ever shall be, except in those days alone. Then the lawless one, being lifted up in heart, will gather together his demons in man's form, and will abominate those who call him to the kingdom, and will pollute many souls.
For he will appoint princes over them from among the demons. And he will no longer seem to be pious, but altogether and in all things he will be harsh, severe, passionate, wrathful, terrible, inconstant, dread, morose, hateful, abominable, savage, vengeful, iniquitous. And, bent on casting the whole race of men into the pit of perdition, he will multiply false signs. For when all the people greet him with their acclamations at his displays, he will shout with a strong voice, so that the place shall be shaken in which the multitudes stand by him: "Ye peoples, and tribes, and nations, acquaint yourselves with my mighty authority and power, and the strength of my kingdom. What prince is there so great as I am? What great God is there but I? Who will stand up against my authority? "Under the eye of the spectators he will remove mountains from their places, he will walk on the sea with dry feet, he will bring down fire from heaven, he will turn the day into darkness and the night into day, he will turn the sun about wheresoever he pleases[the same spirit as the so called miracle of the sun at Fatima]; and, in short, in presence of those who behold him, he will show all the elements of earth and sea to be subject to him in the power of his specious manifestation. For if, while as yet he does not exhibit himself as the son of perdition, he raises and excites against us open war even to battles and slaughters, at that time when he shall come in his own proper person, and men shall see him as he is in reality, what machinations and deceits and delusions will he not bring into play, with the purpose of seducing all men, and leading them off from the way of truth, and from the gate of the kingdom?
Then, after all these things, the heavens will not give their dew, the clouds will not give their rain, the earth will refuse to yield its fruits, the sea shall be filled with stench, the rivers shall be dried up, the fish of the sea shall die, men shall perish of hunger and thirst; and father embracing son, and mother embracing daughter, will die together, and there will be none to bury them. But the whole earth will be filled with the stench arising from the dead bodies cast forth. And the sea, not receiving the floods of the rivers, will become like mire, and will be filled with an unlimited smell and stench. Then there will be a mighty pestilence upon the whole earth, and then, too, inconsolable lamentation, and measureless weeping, and unceasing mourning Then men will deem those happy who are dead before them, and will say to them, "Open your sepulchres, and take us miserable beings in; open your receptacles for the reception of your wretched kinsmen and acquaintances. Happy are ye, in that ye have not seen our days. Happy are ye, in that ye have not had to witness this painful life of ours, nor this irremediable pestilence, nor these straits that possess our souls."
Then that abominable one will send his commands throughout every government by the hand at once of demons and of visible men, who shall say, "A mighty king has arisen upon the earth; come ye all to worship him; come ye all to see the strength of his kingdom: for, behold, he will give you corn; and he will bestow upon you wine, and great riches, and lofty honours. For the whole earth and sea obeys his command. Come ye all to him." And by reason of the scarcity of food, all will go to him and worship him; and he will put his mark on their right hand and on their forehead, that no one may put the sign of the honourable cross upon his forehead with his right hand; but his hand is bound. And from that time he shall not have power to seal any one of his members, but he shall be attached to the deceiver, and shall serve him; and in him there is no repentance. But such an one is lost at once to God and to men, and the deceiver will give them scanty food by reason of his abominable seal. And his seal upon the forehead and upon the right hand is the number, "Six hundred threescore and six."83 And I have an opinion as to this number, though I do not know the matter for certain; for many names have been found in this number when it is expressed in writing.84 Still we say that perhaps the scription of this same seal will give us the word I deny.85 For even in recent days, by means of his ministers-that is to say, the idolaters-that bitter adversary took up the word deny, when the lawless pressed upon the witnesses of Christ, with the adjuration, "Deny thy God, the crucified One."86
Of such kind, in the time of that hater of all good, will be the seal, the tenor of which will be this: I deny the Maker of heaven and earth, I deny the baptism, I deny my (former) service, and attach myself to thee, and I believe in thee. For this is what the prophets Enoch and Elias will preach: Believe not the enemy who is to come and be seen; for he is an adversary87 and corrupter and son of perdition, and deceives you;88 and for this reason he will kill you, and smite them with the sword. Behold the deceit of the enemy, know the machinations of the beguiler, how he seeks to darken the mind of men utterly. For he will show forth his demons brilliant like angels, and he will bring in hosts of the incorporeal without number. And in the presence of all he exhibits himself as taken up into heaven with trumpets and sounds, and the mighty shouting of those who hail him with indescribable hymns; the heir of darkness himself shining like light, and at one time soaring to the heavens, and at another descending to the earth with great glory, and again charging the demons, like angels, to execute his behests with much fear and trembling. Then will he send the cohorts of the demons among mountains and caves and dens of the earth, to track out those who have been concealed from his eyes, and to bring them forward to worship him. And those who yield to him he will seal with his seal; but those who refuse to submit to him he will consume with incomparable pains and bitterest torments and machinations, such as never have been, nor have reached the ear of man, nor have been seen by the eye of mortals.
Blessed shall they be who overcome the tyrant then. For they shall be set forth as more illustrious and loftier than the first witnesses; for the former witnesses overcame his minions only, but these overthrow and conquer the accuser himself, the son of perdition. With what eulogies and crowns, therefore, will they not be adorned by our King, Jesus Christ!
Pope St. Gregory the Great warns of having nothing to do with magic and apparitions having to do with demons and springs and trees etc. - just like Fatima and Lourdes etc., which were all false demonic illusions. Also, in this condemnation by Pope St. Gregory the Great, the pagan Rites that he refers to and those like it of pagan Celtic Halloween are still condemned as they have always violated the first Commandment. They were and do even now descend from a massive infidel system that was interrelated throughout all of Europe and the British Isles and beyond.
- Epistle XI.
TO Brunichild, Queen.
With what firmness the mind of your Excellency is settled in the fear of Almighty God you shew in a praiseworthy manner, among the other good things that you do, by your love also of His priests; and great joy for your Christianity is caused us, since you study to advance with honours those whom you love and venerate as being truly Christ's servants. For it becomes you, most excellent daughter, it becomes you to be such as to be able to subject yourself to a lord above you. For in submitting the neck of your mind to the fear of the Almighty Lord you confirm your dominion also over subject nations, and by subjecting yourself to the service of the Creator you bind your subjects the more devotedly to yourself. Wherefore, having received your letters, we signify to you that your Excellency's earnest desire has greatly pleased us, and we have been desirous of sending the pallium to our brother and fellow-bishop Syagrius20 , inasmuch as the disposition of our most serene lord the Emperor is also favourable, and, so far as we have been informed by our deacon, who was the representative of our Church at his Court, he is altogether desirous that this thing should be granted21 , and many good reports have reached us of our aforesaid brother both on your testimony and that of others; and especially we learnt what his life is from John the Regionarius22 on his return to us. And hearing what he did in the case of our brother Augustine, we bless our Redeemer, because we feel that he fulfils in his deeds the meaning of his name of priest.
But there have been many hindrances which have meanwhile prevented us from doing this thing. First indeed, that he who had come to receive this pallium is implicated in the error of the schismatics23 ; further, that you wished it to be understood that it was sent, not on your petition, but froth ourselves. But there was this besides; that neither had he who desires to use it requested it to be granted him by a special petition addressed to us: and it was by no means right for us to concede so great a matter without his request; especially as an ancient custom has obtained, that the dignity of the pallium shall not be given except when the merits of a case demand it, and to one who urgently requests it. Still, lest we should seem perchance to wish, under pretext of any excuse, to put off the desire of your Excellency, we have provided for the pallium being sent to our most beloved son Candidus the presbyter, charging him, with befitting precaution, to deliver it in our stead. Hence it is requisite that our above-written brother and fellow-bishop Syagrius must hope for it, when he has of his own motion drawn up a petition with some of his bishops; and this he must give to the aforesaid presbyter, to the end that he may be in a position to obtain properly the use of the same pallium with the favour of God.
In order, then, that the charge you bear may be of fruit to you before the eyes of our Creator, let the solicitude of your Christianity be diligently on the watch, and suffer no one who is under your dominion to attain to holy orders by the giving of money, or the patronage of any persons whatever, or by right of relationship; but let such a one be elected to the episcopate, or to the office of any other sacred order, as his life and manners have shewn to be worthy; lest if, as we do not expect, the dignity of the priesthood should be venal, simoniacal heresy, which was the first to come up in the Church, and has been condemned by the sentence of the Fathers, should arise in your parts, and (which God forbid) should weaken the powers of your kingdom. For it is a serious matter, and a wickedness beyond what can be told, to sell the Holy Spirit, who redeemed all things.
But let this also be your care, that, since, as you know, the excellent preacher entirely forbids a novice to accede to the ruling position of priesthood, you suffer no one to be consecrated bishop from being a layman. For what sort of master will he be who has not been a disciple? Or what kind of leadership can he supply to the Lord's flock who has not been previously subjected to a shepherd's discipline? If, then, any one's life should be such as to shew him worthy of being promoted to this order, he ought first to serve in the ministry of the Church, to the end that by the experience of long practice he may see what to imitate, and learn what to teach; lest perchance the newness of his charge bear not the burden of government, and occasion of ruin arise from the immaturity of his promotion.
Moreover, how your Excellency conducted yourself towards our brother and fellow-bishop Augustine, and how great charity, through the inspiration of God, you bestowed upon him, we have leaner from the relation of divers of the faithful; for which we return thanks, and implore the mercy of Divine Power to keep you here under its protection, and cause you to reign, as among men, so also after a course of many years in life eternal.
Furthermore, those whom the error of the schismatics severs from the unity of the Church, strive ye, for your own reward, to recall to the unity of concord. For on no other ground are they enveloped so far in the blindness of their ignorance but that they may escape ecclesiastical discipline, and have licence to live perversely as they please, since they understand neither what they defend nor what they follow. But as for us, we venerate and follow in all respects the synod of Chalcedon, from which they take to themselves the clouds of a pestiferous excuse; and, if any one should presume to diminish or add anything with regard to the faith thereof, we anathematize him. But they are so impregnated with the taint of error that, giving credence to their own ignorance, they reject the universal Church, and all the four patriarchs, not with reason, but with malicious intent; so that he who was sent to us by your Excellency, when he was asked by us why he stood separated from the universal Church, acknowledged that he did not know. But neither what he said nor what else he gave ear to had he the power of knowing. As to this also we no less exhort you, that you should restrain the rest of your subjects under the control of discipline from sacrificing to idols, being worshippers of trees, or exhibiting sacrilegious sacrifices of the heads of animals; seeing that it has come to our ears that many of the Christians both resort to the churches and also (horrible to relate!) do not give up their worshipping of demons. But, since these things are altogether displeasing to our God, and He does not own divided minds, provide ye for their being salubriously restrained from these unlawful practices; lest (God forbid it!) the sacrament of holy baptism serve not for their rescue, but for their punishment. If therefore you know of any that are violent, if of any that are adulterers, if of any that are thieves, or bent on other wicked deeds, make haste to appease God by their correction, that He may not bring upon you the scourge due to unfaithful races, which, so far as we see, is already lifted up for the punishment of many nations; lest, if-as we do not believe will be the case-the wrath of Divine vengeance should be kindled by the doings of the wicked, the plague of war should destroy the sinners whom the precepts of God recall not to the way of rectitude. We must, then, needs make haste, with all earnestness and continual prayer, to betake ourselves to the mercy of our Redeemer, wherein there is a place of safety and great security for all. For whoso steadfastly abides there, him danger crushes not, nor fear alarms.
We have sent the volume, as you desired us by letter, to our aforesaid most beloved son Candidus the presbyter, to be offered to you, being in haste to be sharers in your good purpose. May Almighty God keep you under His protection, and by His outstretched arm defend your kingdom from unbelieving nations, and bring you after long courses of years to eternal joys. Given in the month of October, the first indiction24
See these links:
Apostasy: The heresy of the "priesthood" over the "laity"