The Works of Aurelius Augustine: A New Translation, Volume 14

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Page 54 - the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives ; but from the beginning it was not so." (See Con Faust, xix. 26, 29.) When objections, then, as to obsolete ritual usages, or the sins committed by Old Testament worthies are urged, the answer is
Page 81 - to fabricate for themselves a happiness in this life based upon a virtue as deceitful as it is proud." Christianity gives the golden key to the attainment of happiness, when it declares that " godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the life which now is, and of that which is
Page 32 - He that is unmarried carelli for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord ; but he that is married careth for the things that are of the. world, how he may please his wife." * I should, therefore, have listened more attentively to these words, and, being severed " for the kingdom of heaven's sake/
Page 332 - the words of the Psalm, The heaven of heavens are the Lord's, but the earth hath He given to the children of men ? 1 Where is the heaven, which we behold not, in comparison of which all this, which we behold, is earth ? For this corporeal whole, not as a whole everywhere, hath thus received its
Page 331 - Ask, and ye shall have ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you : for every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." 2 These are Thine own promises ; and who need fear to be deceived where the Truth promiseth ? CHAP.
Page 187 - This is my covenant, which I will make with them after those days,' saith the Lord ; ' I will place my law in their minds, and in their hearts will I write it." To convey this, the Creed is learnt by hearing, and not
Page 398 - Behold, Thou hast given unto us for food " every herb bearing seed," which is upon the face of all the earth, "and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.
Page 104 - all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits them. When the reader has ceased, the president
Page 208 - and to await the issue of his friend's profound emotion. How comfortable a thing to find in those who would give consolation the spirit that animated the friends of Job, when " they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none
Page 65 - and not to abuse Thy goodness for a license to sin, but to remember the words of the Lord, " Behold, thou art made whole ; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto tlice.

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