Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

Visigoth King Alari and his armies ransacked the city of Rome in retaliation for Rome’s refusal to grant the Goths the land on which they wanted to settle in modern Hungary.  The event disillusioned both the Christians and pagans who believed Rome’s piety bestowed on her a divine favor protecting her from political and social upheaval.  St. Augustine tackled the dilemma in his writing, City of God.