I told you---Augustine was a brilliant doctor of the Church.
I love it when lay Catholics come here and try to convince us all that they know Catholicism better than St. Augustine.
It is true that Augustine's speculations on this subject were common belief.
No. He emphatically denied he was speculating.
The Church however never officially taught them.
Here it is again:
"(the Catholic Church) unhesitatingly believes that otherwise they can not possibly be vivified in Christ"
Augustine reiterates that what he is teaching here is "the Apostolic preaching."
That is not speculation, though you seek to slander your "brilliant doctor of the Church." LOL