Category: Augustine

Their wickedness did not disturb the order of God’s providence

Why, then, should God not have created those who He foresaw would sin, since He was able to show in and by them both what their guilt merited, and what His grace bestowed, and  since, under His creating and disposing hand, even the perverse disorder of the wicked could not pervert the right order of […]

All in all

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 There shall be the great Sabbath which has no evening, which God celebrated among His first works, as it is written, “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because that in it He had rested from all His work […]

Shall I speak

Shall I speak of the manifold and various loveliness of sky, and earth, and sea; of the plentiful supply and wonderful qualities of the light; of sun, moon, and stars; of the shade of trees; of the colors and perfume of flowers; of the multitude of birds, all differing in plumage and in song; of the variety […]

The life to come

A natural question to ask would be How does the devastation in Japan fit into the story God has laid out for His creation? Augustine sheds a little light on this and other ills that befall us. What numberless casualties threaten our bodies from without—extremes of heat and cold, storms, floods, inundations, lightning, thunder, hail, earthquakes, […]

Behold the King

The Erythræan sibyl, or prophetess, from Erythrae in Asia Minor is recorded as having predicted the Trojan War and prophesised to the Greeks who were moving against Ilium both that Troy would be destroyed and that Homer would write falsehoods. She lived around the time of the founding of Rome, about 750 BC. Among her writings are found these verses: Judgment shall […]