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Anti-pelagian Writings by St. Augustine

Chapter 2 [II.]--Coelestius, on His Trial at Carthage, Refuses to Condemn His Error; The Written Statement Which He Gave to Zosimus.

Coelestius, indeed, maintained this erroneous doctrine with less restraint. To such an extent did he push his freedom as actually to refuse, when on trial before the bishops at Carthage, to condemn those who say, |That Adam's sin injured only Adam himself, and not the human race; and that infants at their birth are in the same state that Adam was in before his transgression.| In the written statement, too, which he presented to the most blessed Pope Zosimus at Rome, he declared with especial plainness, |that original sin binds no single infant.| Concerning the ecclesiastical proceedings at Carthage we copy the following account of his words.
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