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The Need for Consistent Structure
After the death of Cymboyton, his sons encountered great difficulties in maintaining a peaceful faculty. The repercussions of Jesus‟ teachings would have been much greater if the later Christian teachers who joined the Urmia faculty had exhibited more wisdom and exercised more tolerance. Cymboyton‘s eldest son had appealed to Abner at Philadelphia for help, but Abner‘s choice of teachers was most unfortunate in that they turned out to be unyielding and uncompromising. These teachers sought to make their religion dominant over the other beliefs. They never suspected that the oft-referred-to lectures of the caravan conductor had been delivered by Jesus himself. As confusion increased in the faculty, the three brothers withdrew their financial support, and after five years the school closed. Later it was reopened a Mithraic temple and eventually burned down in connection with one of their orgiastic celebrations.