"no longer recognisable as the faith once delivered to the saints."
no surprise that a serpent like you must salt his lies with snippets of the word of god. i am sure you were there in the first century receiving and understanding the original doctrines of faith to the early church. they contained NONE of the filth that these modern christians keep trying to defend like they have something sacred, some manner of control over gods relationship with others. thats pope think. thats the way you think. as you deny yourself and god almighty in the same breath.
y'all like to take peoples names in vain when they are not around. i'll bite. maybe tomi was right.
"Cyril, bishop of Gortyna, was seized by order of Lucius, the governor of that place, who, nevertheless, exhorted him to obey the imperial mandate, perform the sacrifices, and save his venerable person from destruction; for he was now eighty-four years of age. The good prelate replied that as he had long taught others to save their souls, he should only think now of his own salvation. The worthy prelate heard his fiery sentence without emotion, walked cheerfully to the place of execution, and underwent his martyrdom with great fortitude.
The persecution raged in no place more than the Island of Crete; for the governor, being exceedingly active in executing the imperial decrees, that place streamed with pious blood."
FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS