The Works Of James Arminius Vol 2 by James Arminius
ON PREDESTINATION, CONSIDERED IN THE PRIMEVAL STATE OF MAN
It is not a true assertion, that |out of men considered in puris naturalibus, (either without supernatural things or with them,) God has determined, by the decree of election, to elevate to supernatural felicity some particular men, but to leave others in nature.| 2. And it is rashly asserted that |it belongs to the relation or analogy of the universe, that some men be placed on the right and others on the left, even as the method of the master Builder requires, that some stones be placed on the left side, and others on the right, of a house which is to be built.| 3. The permission by which God permits that some men wander from and miss the supernatural end, is unwisely made subordinate to this predestination; for it appertains to providence to lead and conduct a rational creature to supernatural felicity in a manner which is agreeable to the nature of that creature.4. The permission, also, by which God permitted our first parents to fall into sin, is rashly said to be subordinate to this predestination.