classes of Christian people who lived during the Dark Ages: The Cathari, or Puritans, the Arnoldistae, andthe Passaginians. Their views are presented in the uncandid language oftheir enemies. But the testimony of ancient Catholic historians is decisive that they were observers ofthe seventh day. The charge that they observed circumcision also, will be noticed presently. Mr. Robinson understands that the Passaginians were that portion ofthe Waldenses who lived in the passes ofthe mountains. He says:-- "It is very credible that the name Passageros or Passagini ... was given to such ofthem as lived in or near the passes or passages ofthe mountains, and who subsisted in part by guiding travelers or by traveling themselves for trade." Mr. Elliott says ofthe name Passagini:-- "The explanation ofthe term as meaning Pilgrims, in both the spiritual and missionary sense ofthe word, would be but the translation oftheir recognized Greek appellation, and a title as 724
distinctive as beautiful." - Mosheim gives the following account ofthem:- "In Lombardy, which was the principal residence ofthe Italian heretics, there sprung up a singular sect, known, for what reason I cannot tell, by the denomination of Passaginians, and also by that ofthe circumcised. Like the other sects already mentioned, they had the utmost aversion to the dominion and discipline ofthe church of Rome; but they were at the same time distinguished by two religious tenets which were peculiar to themselves. The first was a notion that the observance ofthe law of Moses, in everything except theoffering of sacrifices, was obligatory upon Christians; in consequence of which they circumcised their followers, abstained from those meats the use of which was prohibited under the Mosaic economy, and celebrated the Jewish Sabbath. The second tenet that distinguished this sect was advanced in opposition to the doctrine of three persons in the divine nature." 725
Christians desire that their children grow up and live as followers of Christ. In this book, you will find biblical advice and God's promises on how you can shape and mold the lives of your children for eternity.
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