VIII. The Prediction of the Decline
of the Church
1 1But the 2aSpirit says expressly that in 3later times some will bdepart from the 4cfaith, giving heed to 5deceiving dspirits and teachings of 6edemons
2 1By means of the ahypocrisy of men who speak blies, of men who are 2cbranded in their own conscience as with a 3hot iron,
3 Who forbid 1amarriage and command babstaining from 1cfoods, which 2God has created to be partaken of with dthanksgiving by those who 3ebelieve and have 4ffull knowledge of the truth.
4 For 1every creature of God is agood, and nothing is to be rejected if received with thanksgiving;
5 For it is 1asanctified through the 2word of God and 3bintercession.