Augustine’s Prayer

This is a prayer of Augustine that he used after his sermons and lectures. Turn we to the Lord God, the Father Almighty, and with pure hearts offer to Him, so far as our meanness can, great and true thanks, with all our hearts praying His exceeding kindness, that of His good pleasure He would …

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On The Catechizing of the Uninstructed (400) – Part 1

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as On The Catechizing of the Uninstructed, is one of Augustine's longest early works at around 375 pages and comprised of 33 books. In his introduction, Augustine here states the purpose of this work of …

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The remedy to pride according to Augustine.

I love the train of thought that Augustine takes here. Enemy is adverse to love. Pride is the mother of envy. Mankind is swollen with pride. The humble Christ and his divine love is the remedy to our miserable pride! Consequently, inasmuch as there is nothing more adverse to love than envy, and as pride …

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Cyril of Jerusalem (347) on Sola Scripture

John MacArthur defines Sola Scriptura as follows: "The Reformation principle of sola Scriptura has to do with the sufficiency of Scripture as our supreme authority in all spiritual matters. Sola Scripturasimply means that all truth necessary for our salvation and spiritual life is taught either explicitly or implicitly in Scripture." Compare this with what Cyril …

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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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