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16. Precepts of Faith, Knowledge, and Understanding

1. The precept of faith-the command to believe in thearticles of faith-is given perfectly in the New Law. In the OldLaw, the precept of faith is presupposed; it is understood ingeneral, and not expressed in specific and detailed terms.

2. The Old Law contains precepts of knowledge andunderstanding with reference to man's end. These precepts aremore clearly and perfectly set forth in the New Law.

"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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