“But greater freedom brought with it ar…

“But greater freedom brought with it arrogance and sloth. We began envying and attacking one another, making war on ourselves with weapons formed from words. Church leaders attacked church leaders…while unspeakable hypocrisy and pretense reached their evil limit.”

Eusebius (Book 8:1), commenting on the state of the church, around the end of the third century, prior to Diocletian’s severe persecution of it–sound familiar?

#diocletian, #eusebius