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centuries after his death. His interpretation of scriptures of salvation and original sin as well as divine grace, human free will and God’s plan of salvation is still being admired to this day. His interpretation of Luke 13:23-24 was never really straight forward, but his views of original sin were very strong and he believed that many people will arrive in hell afterlife. Unlike Origen, hebelieved that Hell was everlasting punishment and once you’re there, there is no way out. Because of his belief of original sin from Adam and Eve, we all are going to Hell. No matter of your religion or age, according to St. Augustine, even babies are sinners and if they die right aftertheir births, their eternal life will be in Hell. He also believed that we can not enter God’s kingdom on our own, we need his help, which was God’s grace. St. Augustine believed that God’s grace was the answer to eternal life in Heaven. However, one thing that puzzled him was the verse: “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” 2. If we are all born as sinners then why God loved one brother, but not the other. That is something that no one will ever understand, just like a sin, God’s love is something hard to understand. He continues by saying that in 1 Tim 2:3-4, when God says …”who will all to be saved”, by all he does not say 2Rom. 9:13
“each and every”person, but rather he is talking about “some of every kind” of person. Augustinebelieved that because of our original sin we all deserve to go to Hell, however because of God’s predestination of some to Heaven, those individuals are good and holy lovers of God and that is why he chose them to enter his kingdom, but not others. On the other hand as we look at Origen of Alexandria his views of who is going to Heaven andhell is a little different from St. Augustine’s views and believes. Born in 184 AD in Egypt, he was one of most influential and controversial theologists. Even though centuries after his death his theories were strongly disapproved by Ecumercial Counsil, he still managed to be one of the first Christians to explore the meanings of the scriptures. Origen’s interpretation of scriptures, was different from the ones of St. Augustine. For one he believed in Universalism, which meant