Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"City of God" VIII.19-21

Chapter 19:
Neither magic nor worship of demons leads to the one things which alone is the sign of true piety and to be praised: repentance.

Chapter 20:
The demons do not intercede with God for man. [Really for a Christian just saying it like that should be sufficient!]

Chapter 21:
Again, demons do not act as intermediaries between God (or "the gods") and man, not even in terms of conveying knowledge. We must shed ourselves of all of these pagan beliefs. [I'm tempted to draw some kind of reality show analogy, if only to make this stretch of refuting paganism more interesting. But I just don't have the time...]

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