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AUGUSTINE

Augustine was born November 13, A.D. 354, in Tagaste (it is call today Souk Ahras, Algeria); and died seventy six years later in Hippo Regius (pp.1) Augustine was raise up in a family with both parents his father (Patricius) who was a nonbeliever until later in life and Augustine mother (Monica) a child of God. Augustine was taught at a young age about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by his mother; Augustine like any other young teenager did not like school but at the same time had a desire to be like by his teacher’s; like any other child Augustine did have some bad behavior at times; Augustine did not meet any stringer in school because of his personality and Augustine did have a good many friends. Augustine parents saw that their son was college material and they had a desire to send him to college, but like so many parents they were concern about the cost of college and where they would get the money form. Augustine parents Patricius and Monica with the help of family and friends put together enough money to send their son to the University Madaura; but after Augustine began school his father died, that left Augustine mother with limited resources but Monica were determine to keep her son in school. While in school Augustine met a young woman and they had a relationship together and this young lady (name unknown), gave birth to Augustine son; this woman live with Augustine for over a decade but Augustine had to give her up to make a society marriage in Milan and this decision broke his heart; Augustine son (Adeodatus) live with his father until his death at a young age. Augustine begin to read Cicero Hortensius; in the next two or three years later Augustine being a Manichean he became an Academic philosophers; but at the same time Augustine did not forget what he have been taught about the Lord from his mother earlier in life; Apostle Paul reminded Timothy of that in 2 Timothy 1:5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Parents can only do their best just like Augustine mother. After a series of events; in 395 Augustine became bishopric of Hippo that gave Augustine the right to preach and teach in the house of God; Augustine began work on scriptural interpretation better known as Augustine Christian Doctrine that describe basic Christian doctrine; James J. O’Donnell says that Augustine record “the things to be enjoyed are the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the very Trinity, one particular thing, the highest of things, the same to all who enjoy it” (1.5.5). James J. O’Donnell says Christian Doctrine is devoted to a sketch of the implications of the distinction between use and enjoyment (1.22.20-1.34.38). The fundamental principle persists in all its simplicity in Augustine Christian Doctrine are “human being are to enjoy God. All other things and people they are to be use; James J. O’Donnell inform his readers that this is crudely exploitative we do not like to use people.” Nobody wants to be use or taken advantage of in life, I do agree with James J. O’Donnell in this statement. James O’Donnell says in the City of God Augustine as a preacher preferred a simple, direct style, artful but lucid which Augustine name the three styles (the humble, the ordinary, and the elevated) to suggest there is more than one way to preach the Word of God; the Word of God can be preach in more than one way but we cannot change the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe Apostle Paul said when in Rome speak the same language the Romans do but don’t change the message; the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. In the City of God according to James J. O’Donnell Augustine saw the fall of Adam sin an essential mystery; through sin, death, and all misery entered the world, but the wounds of life are self- inflicted; but Augustine wanted to know what does Adam sin have to...
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