By St. AUGUSTINE [354-430]
We believe in the Resurrection of the flesh, and life everlasting
- 17.We believe also the resurrection of the flesh, which went before in Christ: that the body too may have hope of that which went before in its Head. The Head of the Church, Christ: the Church. the body of Christ. Our Head is risen, ascended into heaven: where the Head, there also the members. In what way the resurrection of the flesh? Lest any should chance to think it like as Lazarus’s resurrection, that you may know it to be not so, it is added, Into life everlasting. God regenerate you! God preserve and keep you! God bring you safe unto Himself, Who is the Life Everlasting. Amen.
Source. Translated by H. Browne. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 3. Edited by Philip Schaff. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1887.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. <http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1307.htm>.
This concludes St Augustine’s sermon on the Apostle’s Creed. It is the SAME Creed, millions of Rosaries are prayed using it daily now and for centuries. It is perfectly fitting that CityofGod.Blog, with the “Drop Downs,” that mirror the Apostle Creed, and is Our Church’s Foundation for its Catechism of the Catholic Church. EXACTLY as St Augustine’s Sermon to the Catechumens was heard preached, 1600 years ago. Where IF you read it, you will know the basics of WHAT WE BELIEVE and it TIES back to this CREED. We say it at EVERY MASS (usually Nicene Creed) that is essentially the same document. Luther CLAIMED us to be a Church of man made beliefs, this is TRUE. JESUS is our HEAD and HE is TRUE MAN. The Apostles and their Cedes handed it down to us, they are also men. So YES, WE OWN IT. A DOCTRINE of MEN, granted to the Church by God Himself. This is OUR BELIEF and those that deny one iota or tittle of this Doctrine are not CATHOLIC,( but APOSTATE, heretics like Luther the monk) As you just read in Augustine’s Sermon.