Chapter XLVII.—A Pertinent Question.
When I Clement heard this, I said, “Truly, this is a godliness; truly this is piety.” And again I said: “I would learn, therefore, why the Bible has written anything of this sort? For I remember that you said that it was for the conp. 238 viction of those who should dare to believe anything that was spoken against God. But since you permit us, we venture to ask, at your command: If any one, most beloved Peter, should choose to say to us, The Scriptures are true, although to you the things spoken against God seem to be false, how should we answer him?”