• Quick Little Augustine Facts

    Confessions of St. Augustine is an autobiographical work by St. Augustine of Hippo. These 13 volumes were written one decade after Augustine’s conversion, witnessed by Ambrose on Easter Sunday, 387.[i] This conversion came about in part from reading many letters written by Paul. Augustine decided to take a sabbatical to contemplate Christianity, as he felt the letters of Paul were a direct voice of the Lord directed solely to him.[ii] Augustine realized that when he broke away from his Catholic Christian mother to “find satisfaction in hellish pleasures,”[iii] that this was not a very moral life he was leading. Augustine described himself as “arrogant, vain in his mind and emotions,…

  • Wrath of God With and Without a Human Component

    The wrath of God is an innate attribute of God’s actions to keep His plan on track. God’s wrath can not be understood as a human emotion, although most do not differentiate between God’s emotion and human emotion. This is an important comparison in order to begin the considerations of God and His attributes, especially in regard to His wrath. This topic is important on the basis that it is commonly misunderstood due to the limitations of vocabulary and assumptions that God is similar to mankind in ways He is not. With a clearer understanding of who God is, those that are supportive of the God is Dead theory, or…

  • Man and Woman Part One

    Biblically the purpose of man and woman is to become one and procreate, which is why marriage is between a man and woman. Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman and the Bible offers many verses that offer guidance for married couples, husbands, wives, newlyweds and engagement. The Bible correspondingly talks about procreation and raising children. Marriage God has provided us with a flawless blueprint for marriage and family, which is one of the greatest gifts provided for humanity. This gift, which bears such a great significance, is told to us in just the first few pages of the Bible. “Then the LORD God made a woman…

  • Understanding Good Works

    Good works are not required for salvation. Salvation can only be obtained through faith, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, John 14:6. Titus 3:4-7 also makes this precisely clear: But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we…

  • Welcome to Coram DEO Theology

    Coram DEO is a fancy way of saying live your life every day, every minute, every second in the face of God. The words cōram and Deus (Deo) are Latin terms found in the Vulgate. Cōram is a Latin preposition meaning in the presence of, and Deo meaning God. The root of Deo is Deus and has many inflections, one being Deo. Coram and Deus (Deo) are found in many Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek alignments. Coram DEO Theology is where you will find inspiration, answers to some of the big ‘G’ questions, and most of all, what YOU can do to live your life in the face of God and…