Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

“You Heal Me from the Lust for Self-Justification”: Augustine on God’s Mercy

God changes us over time. That change begins with the lesson–which may take a lifetime to learn in the way that it really needs to be learned–that the first thing we must do is to give up trying to justify, or vindicate, ourselves. Abandoning the desire for self-justification is the necessary precondition for receiving God’s […]