7:1 These things we enjoin you, beloved, not only by way of admonition to you, but as putting ourselves also in mind. For we are in the same arena, and the same contest is imposed upon us.
7:2 Wherefore, let us leave empty and vain thoughts, and come unto the glorious and venerable rule of our holy calling.
7:3 Let us consider what is good and pleasing and acceptable before him who made us.
7:4 Let us look steadfastly to the blood of Christ, and see how precious in the sight of God is his blood, which having been poured out for our salvation, brought to the whole world the grace of repentance.
7:5 Let us go back to all generations, and learn that in every generation God hath granted a place for repentance to such as wished to return unto him.
7:6 Noah preached repentance, and as many as hearkened unto him were saved.
7:7 Jonah prophesied destruction to the Ninevites, and they, repenting of their sins, appeased God through prayer, and, though alien from God, obtained salvation.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servant the translator Charles and upon the Athenæum of Christian Antiquity.