Anti-pelagian Writings by St. Augustine
Chapter 52.--From the Acts of the Apostles.
To the like effect, in the Acts of the Apostles, the Apostle Peter designated the Lord Jesus as |the Author of life,| upbraiding the Jews for having put Him to death in these words: |But ye dishonoured and denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, and ye killed the Author of life.| While in another passage he says: |This is the stone which was set at nought by you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.| And again, elsewhere: |The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, by hanging on a tree. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.| Once more: |To Him give all the prophets witness, that, through His name, whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.| Whilst in the same Acts of the Apostles Paul says: |Be it known therefore unto you, men and brethren, that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.|