St. Bernard (c. 1130): “And so they perish. In this wide and spacious sea so perish those unhappy ones, who, clutching hard at transitory things, lose what is enduring, of which had they taken hold they might have escaped [Hell] and saved their immortal souls.”
Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, Session 3, On God the Creator of all things, Can. 1: “If anyone shall have denied the one true God, Creator and Lord of visible and invisible things: let him be anathema.”
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