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Jerome (386) on Paul’s Jerusalem Offering

Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was eager to do. – Galatians 2:10 The holy poor, care of whom was specially committed to Paul and Barnabas by the apostles, are those believers … Continue reading

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On The Sermon on the Mount (394) – 1

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 … Continue reading

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Tertullian (~200): Children should not be baptized until they can ask for salvation themselves

And so, according to the circumstances and disposition, and even age, of each individual, the delay of baptism is preferable; principally, however, in the case of little children. For why is it necessary — if (baptism itself) is not so … Continue reading

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Augustine on the difference between the Old and New Covenants

It is therefore apparent what difference there is between the old covenant and the new—that in the former the law is written on tables, while in the latter on hearts; so that what in the one alarms from without, in … Continue reading

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The Didache (~150): Baptism is by Immersion and for Converts

And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19 in living water. But if you have not living water, … Continue reading

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Against Faustus, Part 8 (398)

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book, known as Contra Faustum, is one of Augustine’s longest early works at around 375 pages and comprised of 33 books. In this … Continue reading

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The Federalist Papers, No. 13 – Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government

Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government For the Independent Journal Wednesday, November 28, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     Hamilton cites that as Britain is roughly 8 million people that we should be able to see … Continue reading

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