Jerome (386 A.D.) wrote: “…..schism separates one from the Church on account of _________________________.”

a.    disagreement with the bishop

      b. disagreement with the Bible


THE ANSWER IS… A…disagreement with the bishop (Latin: episcopalem dissensionem)

Full quote by Jerome: "Heretics bring sentence upon themselves since they by their own choice withdraw from the Church, a withdrawal which, since they are aware of it, constitutes damnation. Between heresy and schism is this distinction to be made, that heresy involves perverse doctrine, while schism separates one from the Church on account of disagreement with the bishop [Latin: episcopalem dissensionem] (386 A.D. )Commentaries on Titus 3:10)





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