"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Monday, February 16, 2009

Augustine on the Law

"The conscience is not to be healed, if it be not wounded. You must preach and press the law, commination, the judgment to come, with much earnestness and importunity. He which hears, if he be not terrified, if he be not troubled, is not to be comforted."
- Augustine of Hippo. Comment on Psalm 59.


Matthew Lush said...

Nice post, Jared. Whenever I read Augustine my mind naturally points towards Paul, and I kept thinking of the latter verses of Galatians...

"Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith" Gal 3:24

Oh yes... btw up here in Canada, because we did not have a statutory holiday in Febuary, we invented one, Happy Family Day!!!

Demian Farnworth said...

Love it, Jared.

steve martin said...

"When the law came in, sin increased."

So much for making a silk purse out of a sows ear.