Who teach: That grace and free will are partial causes which together work the beginning of conversion, and that grace, in order of working, does not precede the working of the will; that is, that God does not efficiently help the will of man unto conversion until the will of man moves and determines to do this.
For the ancient Church has long ago condemned this doctrine of the Pelagians according to the words of the apostle: So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy (Rom.9:16). Likewise: For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? (1 Cor.4:7). And: For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure (Phil.2:13).