Confessions

by: St. Augustine

Book XI

1

Is it possible, lord, that, since you are in eternity, you are ignorant of what I am saying to you? Or, do you see in time an event at the time it occurs?

2

For what was spoken was not finished, and then something else spoken until the whole series was spoken, but all things, at the same time and forever. For, otherwise, we should have time and change and not a true eternity, nor a true immortality.

3

For the will of god is not a created thing, but comes before the creation—and this is true because nothing could be created unless the will of the creator came before it.