Pope Sixtus I

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God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him.

Pope Sixtus I (fl. 117-126 or 138) was pope from about 117 or 119 to 126 or 128, succeeding Pope Alexander I. In the oldest documents, Xystus is the spelling used for the first three popes of that name.

Quotes[edit]

  • God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him.
    • The Ring (c. 120).
  • Let your accusations be few in number, even if they be just.
    • The Ring (c. 120).
  • God has conferred upon men liberty of their own will, in order that by purity and sinlessness of life they may become like unto God.
    • As quoted in On Nature and Grace, Ch. 77, by Augustine of Hippo, as translated by Peter Holmes, Robert Ernest Wallis and Benjamin B Warfield in A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, Vol. 5 (1887), edited by Philip Schaf, p. 148

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