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The Motive for Good Works (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanChristians and Christianity were being reviled in Augustine’s day by those who blamed the faith for the fall of Rome.

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The Desire of Glory (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanThe fall of Rome was seen as a thing of shame to pagan Romans. The glory of the Empire – and their own glory as citizens thereof...

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The Laws of Providence (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanRome’s fall didn’t “just happen.” And it didn’t happen because the “gods” that had “blessed” it for centuries retreated...

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God’s Will and Ours (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanGod’s will rules supreme in the cosmos, Augustine argues; but this does not negate or invalidate the freedom each man has...

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God’s Word, Not Fate (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilan“Fate,” in pagan Roman terms, referred to the order of events that fell out according to natural processes...

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Divine Providence (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanThroughout City of God Augustine is at pains to explain to readers that God alone is sovereign, that He rules in all the affairs of men...

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The Argument Thus Far (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanThere’s a lot more to come in City of God, especially that which relates the origins, development, and excellencies of that glorious city.

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One More Thing (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanAnd let’s not forget, you who rail against Christ and Christianity, that you sought refuge in Him and it when you thought your life was on the line.

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How Dare They! (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanAugustine has been using the writings of Roman historians and philosophers to show the miseries and corruption of Rome prior to the coming of Christ...

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Where Were They? (Series: The Church on the Hot Seat)

AmbroseOfMilanAugustine explained that the “gods” of Rome were really spiritual forces of wickedness in high places, and that they always serve the larger purposes of God.

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