The blood of martyrs is the seed of the church,and
It is certain because it is impossible(often quoted incorrectly as
I believe it because it is impossible). Some of Tertullian's opinions differed from the main stream of Christian thought, particularly his more rigorous view of sin and its forgiveness. After long defending the Montanists (see Montanism), he left the church (213) to join them; he later established his own sect, known as Tertullianists. Tertullian's most important writings are Apologeticus, Ad Nationes, and De Praescriptione.
See studies by T. D. Barnes (1971) and R. D. Sider (1971).
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