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The City of God: Book 4: Chapters Twenty-One and Twenty-Two

Chapter 21 Not truth, but folly, created these goddesses. These are gifts of the true God, and not goddesses at all. Where virtue and felicity are found, what else remains to be desired? If virtue and felicity cannot suffice a man, what will? For, virtue …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter IX

Melchizedec “This Melchizedec, King of Salem, priest of the Most High God.”—HEB. 7:1. CHRIST is here! The passage is fragrant with the ointment of His name. Our hands drop with myrrh, and our fingers with sweet-smelling myrrh, as we lay them upon the handles of …

The City of God: Book 4: Chapters Nineteen and Twenty

Chapter 19 The pagans make so much of this alleged divinity they call Fortune that, as one tradition has it, her statue (which was dedicated by women and therefore called Fortuna Muliebris) actually spoke and declared more than once that the women had honored her …

The City of God: Book 4: Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen

Chapter 17 They may possibly reply that Jupiter is the one who sends Victory on her mission and that, in compliance with the wishes of the King of the gods, she goes to the people designated, and fights on their side. This, however, can truly …

THE CHRISTIAN’S REASONABLE SERVICE – IX

Angels and Devils Since angels and men have the highest measure of perfection among all creatures, we shall consider them separately. First, we shall consider the angels. The Name “Angel” Defined The name Angel (Hebrew: מלאך Maleach) is used for a variety of persons in …

The City of God: Book 4: Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen

Chapter 15 Let our accusers consider, therefore, that perhaps it is not fitting for good men to rejoice in the extent of their power. For, what really increased the empire’s expansion was the wickedness of those against whom wars were justly waged. The empire would, …