Monday, December 1, 2014

"City of God" XXII.23

Chapter 23:
In addition to the common struggles of the world, believers have the additional struggle against our own internal sin. We never overcome this struggle in this life, though we have the knowledge that because of the Gospel we will have final victory in the heavenly city: "But in that kingdom where we shall dwell for ever, clothed in immortal bodies, we shall no longer have either conflicts or debts,—as indeed we should not have had at any time or in any condition, had our nature continued upright as it was created."
This is not because of us--left to our own devices we would give in to sin at every turn. This is rather because of Jesus Christ, who has won the victory over our sins on the cross.

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