04 February 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

And from this we gather that we have derived from Adam, in whom we all have sinned, not all our actual sins, but only original sin; whereas from Christ, in whom we are all justified, we obtain the remission not merely of that original sin, but of the rest of our sins also, which we have added. -- St. Augustine, *On Merit and the Forgiveness of Sins and Infant Baptism* Book I, chapter 16

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