Matthew is forced to reject Western punishment theories because of one simple fact: God, by nature, does not change.
Paradise and Utopia:
The Rise of Anthropological Pessimism IV
Fr. John continues to discuss St. Augustine by looking first at his notorious doctrine of original sin and its impact on the conception of man in the West.
The Illumined Heart:
97: Speaking of Sola Scriptura
Fr. John Whiteford and host Kevin Allen speak about one of American Christianity's defining doctrines—Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)—and why it is a flawed and non-biblical notion.