Augustine: Faith is the beginning from which good works first proceed

He will perhaps say to this: "It was not because of his works, but in consequence of his faith, that I said the apostle was worthy of having all those great graces bestowed upon him. His faith deserved this distinction, but not his works, which were not previously good." Well, then, are we to suppose …

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Augustine’s Exposition of Psalm 8

Augustine begins with a discussion of what he would see as the wine-presses for this Psalm from the title, even though no mention of them is made in the Psalm. He shows that it could mean several different things: Churches due to the fact that it takes the covering off of the fruit in order …

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Was Calvin’s Doctrine of Baptism In Line With The Early Church Fathers? A Response to The New Geneva Podcast

Yesterday on The New Geneva podcast, Angela and Tony had Dr. David Hall on the show to discuss various topics from John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion". The section which I would like to discuss begins around 27:10 into the show. I will quote a couple of statements in my response and the full …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 24 – The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered

The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 19, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     One of the concerns with a national defense force was regarding how to provide for it during peacetime. Hamilton here will address this concern. TO THE powers proposed to be conferred upon the …

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On The Sermon on the Mount (394) – 4

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book is one of Augustine's longer early works at around 240 pages. This book is simply his exposition of The Sermon on the Mount. It is divided into two books, so I will have multiple blog posts …

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