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“It is not good that a man should be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)
Paul’s Reasons for Remaining Single
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18)
A Place Prepared of God
“The woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place that had been prepared of the Deity… And to the woman were given the two wings of the Great Eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness into her place.” (Revelation 12:6, 14)
The Earth Helping the Woman
The Catholic Dragon, or Man of Sin power, incorporate in the unbaptised episcopal emperor, Constantine, and in the ignorant and superstitious ecclesiastics whom he had associated with himself in synodical session, was the effluent pursuer of the woman, who rejected the traditions and commands of the tribunal which had arraigned and condemned her, and all her seed, as odious and pestilent heretics. Having lost their cause at Rome and Arles, the Anti-catholic Donatists and appealed for the last time to Constantine himself, who in A.D. 316, examined the whole affair at Milan, in the presence of the contending parties. The issue, as might be expected from the character of the judges, was not more favourable to the Donatists than the decisions of the previous councils, which were confirmed by the sentence he pronounced. Condemned by the Bishop of Rome, and by that bishop’s imperial master, “this perverse sect,” as they are styled by Mosheim, are said to have loaded the emperor with “the bitterest reproaches,” and complained that Osius, bishop of Cordova, who was honoured with his friendship, and was intimately connected with Cæcilianus, had, by corrupt insinuations, engaged him to pronounce an unrighteous sentence. “Perhaps their complaint,” says Gibbon, “was not without foundation, that the credulity of the emperor had been abused by the insidious arts of his favourite, Osius. The influence of falsehood and corruption might procure the condemnation of the innocent or aggravate the sentence of the guilty.” Be this as it may, “the Dragon, the old serpent, incited to great wrathfulness by these irritating trials, which disturbed the serenity of the party in power, deprived the anti-catholic Donatists of their churches in Africa, drove their bishops into exile, and carried his resentment so far as to put some of them to death.
Times of Exile
“She hath a place which has been prepared of the Deity, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” (Revelation 12:6)