Anti-pelagian Writings by St. Augustine
Chapter 38 [XV.]--The Same Continued.
Bishop John narrated all this in the hearing of Pelagius; but he, of course, might respectfully say: |Your holiness is in error; you do not accurately remember the facts. It was not in reference to the passages of Scripture which you have quoted that I uttered the words: This is what I also believe.' Because this is not my opinion of them. I do not understand them to say, that God's grace so co-operates with man, that his abstinence from sin is due, not to him that willeth, nor to him that runneth, but to God that showeth mercy.'|