ALL OF THE CHURCH FATHERS TAUGHT LITERAL CREATION. FROM ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN OF THE CHURCH FATHERS, ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, IN HIS "THE CITY OF GOD" (written from 412 A.D. to 426A.D.):
CHAP. 40.—SINCE IT IS ONLY LESS THAN SIX THOUSAND YEARS FROM CREATION BY GOD IT IS ONLY DUE TO THE MOST MENDACIOUS VANITY OF THE EGYPTIANS, THAT THEY ASCRIBE TO THEIR SCIENCE AN ANTIQUITY OF A HUNDRED THOUSAND YEARS.
In vain, then, do some babble with most empty presumption, who say that Egyptian astronomy has a history of more than a hundred thousand years! For in what books have they collected that number who learned letters from Isis their mistress, not much more than two thousand years ago? Varro, who has declared this, is no small authority in history, and it does not disagree with the truth of the divine books. For since six thousand years have not yet elapsed from the days of Adam, the first man, are not those to be ridiculed rather than refuted who try to persuade us of anything regarding a space of time so different from, and contrary to, the ascertained truth? For what historian of the past should we credit more than him who has also predicted things to come which we now see fulfilled? (referring to the biblical authors, not even Varro) And the very disagreement of the historians among themselves furnishes a good reason why we ought rather to believe him who does not contradict the divine history which we hold. But, on the other hand, the citizens of the impious city, scattered everywhere through the earth, when they read the most learned writers, none of whom seems to be of contemptible authority, and find them disagreeing among themselves about affairs most remote from the memory of our age, cannot find out whom they ought to trust. But we, being sustained by divine authority in the history of our religion, have no doubt that whatever is opposed to it is wholly false, while in regard to other things in secular books we remain indifferent. For, whether true or false, they make no important contribution to our living righteous and happy lives.
My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me and I give them eternal life
Saint Enoch and Saint Elijah are indeed sheep of Our Lord and will follow Him to martyrdom in Jerusalem after witnessing against the Vatican II apostasy (which is the beast from the earth which is the false prophet which is the Harlot, typologically) and the Antichrist (which is the beast from the sea which is Zionist Jerusalem with the son of perdition at the head visibly in the future)
Modern day Jerusalem where Saint Enoch and Saint Elijah will be crucified by the Jews --
8 And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city which is called spiritually, Sodom and Egypt: where their Lord also was crucified. (DRV)
Modern day Rome, the Vatican, which is the Harlot (typologically) and has already sold out to the Judeo-masons (the Zionists) and the Ecumenists lead by the so-called Orthodox Church.
1 ¶ And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters: (DRV) Rv:17:15:
15 And he said to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples and nations and tongues. (DRV) Rv:17:16:
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest in the beast: These shall hate the harlot and shall make her desolate and naked and shall eat her flesh and shall burn her with fire. (DRV) Rv:19:2:
2 For true and just are his judgments, who hath judged the great harlot which corrupted the earth with her fornication and hath revenged the blood of his servants, at her hands. (DRV)
Is it Catholic or Orthodox or is it OFFICIAL
Too many people anymore, on purpose, confuse whether or not a church or a teaching or a profession of faith is Catholic or Orthodox, with whether or not it is a pedigreed OFFICIAL church. Jesus Christ doesn't care how many OFFICIAL degrees you claim, if you lie against Him, you are none of His. It does not matter how many Popes, Patriarchs etc. ad nauseam you have with you (or you are with them) on your broad way to hell. Since the mania of Vatican II Ecumenism the biggest single coverup of apostasy is the claim to OFFICIAL church approval.
St. Athanasius contra-mundum was beset by practically the whole OFFICIAL church. They were Arian heretics. St. Athanasius was right and the OFFICIAL church was wrong. As C.S. Lewis said "The glory of St. Athanasius is that he did not move with the times; it is his reward that he now remains when those times, like all others, have passed away."
We are warned of the "operation of error", literally the "energian planes" or energy of delusion. Diabolic delusion is meant. That is made abundantly clear in the Church Fathers. In the ancient pagan world that was always part of idolatry and polytheism.
9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:
10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
12 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.