Biblical Quotations from St. Augustine are gleanings only, which may be found where his message keeps with a more biblical and gospel faith or spirit.

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St. Augustine Quotes (354-430)

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The works of those commonly called or traditionally called "Church Fathers" ought to be resorted to not as the Father's of the Church, for this term in a Biblical and correct sense is reserved for those Apostles and Prophets by whose writings and revelations the Church from the beginning is established and built up. Jesus himself warned, and Paul warned, and John warned, of a darkness and an era of apostacy that would come upon the Church, even a flood, which would be spewed out of the mouth of the dragon, a mystery of iniquity, which would if possible deceive even the elect, if it were possible. In the greater context of the end times, the Church Fathers, in so many volumes preserved, are the record of that falling away that would come and that would allow the man of sin - the Antichrist - to be revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3). After the good begining of the Gospel, we watch, in these writings and epistles, as the overseers (episkopous) and bishops themselves begin to stray from the Gospel that was originally preached, and finally turn aside "speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them," (Acts 20:28-30). Let all those who seek the truth of the Gospel, refer to the Gospel, to Christ the source and the Spirit of holiness, but let us not establish Christian doctrine upon the corruptions and traditions of men.

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St. Augustine or Aurelius Augustinus of Hippo, 354-430 ad, also know as Saint Augustin, is a Saint and Doctor (Doctores Ecclesiae) of the Roman Catholic Church. St Augustine lived during an era in which the ecclesiastical church, or rather the Catholic sect of Christianity, sinking into the apostasy that become Medieval Roman Catholicism, was highly regarded and respected. He was an proponent of a variety of unbiblical doctrines, including asceticism, monasticism, the superiority and singular holiness of virginity, abstinence within marriage, the sinfulness of second marriages, even for widows, the perpetual virginity of Mary and Joseph, and the innate sinfulness or impurity of the marriage bed (1 Timothy 4:1-5). See Notorious Quotations from St Augustine.

However, although Augustine's theology is very often unbiblical, his writings do refute a number of more progressive Catholic doctrines, of which he knew nothing whatsoever. The following quotations are gleaned from his writings.

Against Indulgenses

St. Augustine quote against Indulgenses, or rather, any efficacy or merit being obtained through alms-giving by an unrepentant sinner:

"For they suppose that by giving to the poor a small fraction of the wealth they acquire by extortion and spoliation they can propitiate Christ, so that they may with impunity commit the most damnable sins, in the persuasion that they have bought from Him a license to transgress, or rather do buy a daily indulgence." – St. Augustine

Quotation from "The City of God" by St. Augustine, Book 21, Chapter 27.


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On Preferring and Loving Christ Above All

St. Augustine quote on preferring and loving Jesus Christ above all other things (Luke 14:26):

"Whoever, then, has Christ in his heart, so that no earthly or temporal things—not even those that are legitimate and allowed—are preferred to Him, has Christ as a foundation. But if these things be preferred, then even though a man seem to have faith in Christ, yet Christ is not the foundation to that man." – St. Augustine

Quotation from "The City of God" by St. Augustine, Book 21, Chapter 25.