Augustine's Confessions: Augustine: We Are Born Evil

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There has been discussions amongst several philanthropists if we as people learn to be evil or are born evil. While reading our latest assigned book Augustine ● Confessions, we have learned according to Augustine that we were born evil originally. Many have questioned this because God has created us all and why would he create us to be born with evil and malicious intent? However we must remember that God had created the Devil, who was at one point an angel in his camp. So what causes us to bring out these evil and malicious actions against ourselves and others? As we read more, we learn that it comes from our free will. The problem of evil that has been introduced to us; is that God created all things which means he created evil. Now this brings concern …show more content…
He compares the writings of Paul and the Platonist books and notices that their pages show nothing of the face of that love, the tears of confessions, your sacrifice, an afflicted spirit, a contrite and humbled heart, the salvation of your people, the espoused city, the promise of the holy spirit, etc. (137). Augustine finds that only Christianity has the answer to the problem of evil and I believe he felt this way because Christ was once human turned into the Holy Spirit once he passed. He believes this answers all of his questions regarding human sin. Augustine has come to realize that the life he was living prior to converting to Christianity was a lesson that led him to the right path. He mentions that his conversion to Manicheanism as well has reading the writings from the Platonist lead him to Jesus Christ. If it were not for him practicing and studying either, he would have never come to known Christ and for that he is ever grateful. He states “I talked away as if I knew a great deal; but if I had not sought the way to you in Christ our Saviour, I would have come not to instruction but to destruction

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