Tertullian

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Where God is, there exists “the fear of God, which is the beginning of wisdom (Ps. cxi. 10; Prov. i. 7).

Where the fear of God is, there is seriousness, an honourable and yet thoughtful diligence, as well as an anxious carefulness and a well-considered admission (to the sacred ministry) and a safely-guarded communion, and promotion after good service, and a scrupulous submission (to authority), and a devout attendance, and a modest gait, and a united church, and God in all things.

Against Marcion, Chap. XLIII