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Saint Augustine on Lent 5 – John 8:46-59

by pastorjuhl ~ April 6th, 2011

How then were they children of Abraham, and not children of Abraham? [Jesus] shows that in the case of these men that they were both: they were children of Abraham, because of their birth; and they were not children of Abraham, because of the evil of diabolic deceit. So give ear then to our God and Lord: they were of Him, and they were not of Him. How were they of God? Because He had created the man from whom they were born. How were they of God? Because He is the Author of nature, He is the Creator of body and soul. How then are they not of God? Because by their own will they have become evil. They are not His, because, imitating the devil, they have become the children of the devil.

– The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers, II:145f

2 Responses to Saint Augustine on Lent 5 – John 8:46-59

  1. Rev Abner NYABUTO mICHORO

    Today we may think the same way as the Jews who were convercing with Christ.We say we belong to God while we dont want to trust in Jesus:that He came to die for us and that we believe He came to carry our burden of sins.

  2. Rev Abner Nyabuto Michoro

    The message of Jesus is as fresh as it was to the Jews:How are you God’s child,while you oppose Jesus?Today,you dont want to believe in Him,but on your own demands and opinions.You are all thogether the devil’s children.Hence, Jesus is here to deliver us all from the devil.Let us believe in him.He is merciful.

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