(46.1) So, brethren, it is necessary for us to stick to such examples.
(46.2) For it is written, "Stick to the holy, for those who stick to them will be made holy."
(46.3) And again, in another place it says, "With an innocent man, you will be innocent; and with the chosen, you will be chosen; and with the crooked, you will be crooked."
(46.4) So let us stick to the innocent and righteous, for these are the chosen of God.
(46.5) Why are there strifes, and angers, and dissensions and schisms and war among you?
(46.6) Do we not have one God and one Christ? And one Spirit of grace poured out upon us? And one calling in Christ?
(46.7) Why do we divide and tear apart the members of Christ, and rebel against our own Body, and are coming to such a madness as to forget we are members of one another? Remember the words of the Lord Jesus.
(46.8) For He said, "Woe to that man! It would be better for him if he had not been born, than to put a stumbling-block before one of my chosen ones. It would be better for him to have a millstone placed around (his neck) and to be thrown into the sea than to mislead one of my chosen ones."
(46.9) Your schism has misled many, has thrown many into discouragement, many into doubt, all of us into great sorrow. And your rebellion is continuing.