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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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Zwingli (1525): Baptism By Immersion Signifies Christ’s Death and Resurrection

What clearer proof could there be than this text from Paul that baptism is an initiatory sign which introduces or pledges us to Christ, that in him we may be new men and live a new life. Immersion in the … Continue reading

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Against Faustus, Part 7 (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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Canons of the Apostles (4th Century): Immerse Thrice or Forsake the Bishopric

If any bishop or presbyter does not perform the three immersions of the one admission, but one immersion, which is given into the death of Christ, let him be deprived; for the Lord did not say, Baptize into my death, but, … Continue reading

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