“And the angels [who became devils], who kept not their principality, but forsook their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day. As Sodom and Gomorrha, and the neighboring cities, in like manner having given themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion and blaspheme majesty.” (Jude, verses 6-8)
Pope St. Leo the Great, Sermon 40: “For there are no works of power, dearly-beloved, without… trials… there is… no contest without a foe, no victory without conflict. This life of ours is in the midst of snares, in the midst of battles; if we do not wish to be deceived, we must watch: if we want to overcome, we must fight.” (5th century)
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