Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"City of God" XX.10-12

Chapter 10:
Some people say that the only thing that will happen at the Resurrection is that our bodies will be raised up and restored. But (Augustine doesn't explicitly say, but this is in the background) this is functionally gnosticism, since we need a recreation of both body and soul--we are not good souls wrapped up in wicked flesh.

Chapter 11:
We shouldn't understand "Gog" and "Magog" to be actual nations, but rather the powers of the city of man that are sent out against the outposts of the City of God in this world.

Chapter 12:
Nor should we understand the "fire from heaven" to mean the final judgment, but rather God's declared wrath against His enemies as it generally stands.

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