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Anti-pelagian Writings by St. Augustine

Chapter 21.--No Condemnation in Christ Jesus.

Then he adds the reason why he said all these things: |O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? The grace of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!| And thence he concludes: |Therefore I myself with the mind serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.| To wit, with the flesh, the law of sin, by lusting; but with the mind, the law of God, by not consenting to that lust. |For there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.| For he is not condemned who does not consent to the evil of the lust of the flesh. |For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made thee free from the law of sin and death,| so that, to wit, the lust of the flesh may not appropriate to itself thy consent. And what follows more and more demonstrates the same meaning. But moderation must be used.
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