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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Introduction to The Series on Semi-Pelagianism

Before beginning in earnest the series, let me remind readers that at the Council of Trent, two doctrines concerning grace and free will were defined and clarified.

The first is that grace comes first and causes conversion and all good works in men. The second is that all men have "unimpaired freedom of consent in the will."

Already, in 2015, we see serious obstacles for believing these two truths, in that psychology and psychoanalysis have undermined both of these doctrines. Many Catholics simply do not believe in free will nor in grace which is necessary for all good works.

In this series, I shall look at some of the problems concerning heresies which popped up in Rome during the Synod. As I taught my son the game "heresy watch" in the car coming back from Mass, so you can learn to "spot the heresies" and then do something about these, as Voice of the Family and Voris did in Rome.

Remember that in Pelagianism, people deny Original Sin and that man and woman in Paradise were perfect, without death or sin or concupiscence. The theory of evolution has dulled modern men's minds on these points.

Also, Pelagianism denies that the Resurrection was necessary for the redemption, the renewal of the human race and the gift of life eternal.

With these broad characteristics in mind, let us move on to both Semi-Pelagianism and Molinism, both which reared their ugly heads in Rome in October.

to be continued...