Anti-pelagian Writings by St. Augustine
(2.) The Second Breviate.
II. |We must next ask,| he says, |whether sin comes from will, or from necessity? If from necessity, it is not sin; if from will, it can be avoided.| We answer as before; and in order that we may be healed, we pray to Him to whom it is said in the psalm: |Lead Thou me out of my necessities.|