Augustine on the binding of the devil

He (the devil) is tied up like a dog on a chain, and can only bite someone who, deathly sure of himself, goes near him. Wouldn’t you think a man a fool who let hiimself be bitten by a chained up dog?

He can only bite those who willingly let him. It is not by force, but by persuasion, that he harms: he asks for our consent, he does not drag it from us.

{Daily Readings with St. Augustine}


About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to Augustine on the binding of the devil

  1. warren ginn says:

    Lpve this quote. puts alot of pentacostal ideas about the devil in thier proper place. the trashcan of our understandings of evil spirits!

  2. Pingback: Consent « Rubber Tyres –> Smooth Rides

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