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  • n. Plural form of Laodicean.


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  • These ten were: Colossians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Ephesians (called Laodiceans by Marcion), Galatians (which he considered his blueprint), Philemon, Philippians, Romans, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

    Marcion of Sinope - The Heretic who created his own Bible

  • It leaves such a mark on the protagonist that by the end of the novel he is writing books advocating no strong opinions or beliefs in religion: a Christianity as close as possible to that of the Laodiceans without actually being such — and the implication is that being such is actually what is wanted.

    The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler « Unknowing

  • For example, Paul also speaks of the church of the Laodiceans (Colossians 4:16), the church of the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1), the church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15), and the church of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23).

    Update on the Fowler Move at Ray Fowler .org

  • Even in this world of ours, powerful on account of its scientific and technological conquests -- like the Laodiceans, who were commercially prosperous -- one feels satisfied, rich, without need of anyone, not even God.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • But through love and with love, like the Risen Christ with the Laodiceans.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Rome, they do there as they see done, puritans with puritans, papists with papists; omnium horarum homines, formalists, ambidexters, lukewarm Laodiceans.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Contrariwise, certain Laodiceans, and lukewarm persons, think they may accommodate points of religion, by middle way, and taking part of both, and witty reconcilements; as if they would make an arbitrament between God and man.

    The Essays

  • And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • “I tell thee,” answered Balfour, “thy zeal is too rigid in this matter; we cannot yet do without the help of the Laodiceans and the Erastians; we must endure for a space the indulged in the midst of the council — the sons of Zeruiah are yet too strong for us.”

    Old Mortality


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