The Existence and the Creed of Devils Considered

With A Word Concerning Apparitions   Thou believest that there is one God. Thou doest well. The devils also believe, and tremble. JAMES 2:19 ONE grand motive which induced St. James to write this epistle, was, to stifle and repress a most dangerous error, which, even …

THE CHRISTIAN IMPERFECT, YET A SAINT

COLOSSIANS 3:12.—“Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.” IT appears singular to the reader of St. Paul’s Epistles, that the apostle in one passage speaks of Christians as perfect, and in another …

We Differ From Unbelievers In Our Estimate Of Things.

We differ from unbelievers in our estimate of things. The unbeliever surveys the heavens and worships them, because he thinks them a divinity; he looks to the earth and makes himself a servant to it, and longs for the things of sense. But not so …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 13: Chapters 34-38

CHAPTER XXXIV—HE BRIEFLY REPEATS THE ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS (CHAPTER 1), AND CONFESSES THAT WE SEE IT BY THE DIVINE SPIRIT. We have also examined what Thou willedst to be shadowed forth, whether by the creation, or the relation of things in such an order. …

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 13: Chapters 31-33

CHAPTER XXXI—WE DO NOT SEE “THAT IT WAS GOOD,” BUT THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF GOD, WHICH IS IN US. But they who by Thy Spirit see these things, Thou seest in them. Therefore when they see that these things are good, Thou seest that they …

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