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For God is the Father of mercies , and not willing to overwhelm the human race
with such calamities : but as the Poet formerly sang : At heaven itself we aim
through folly ; And such our crimes e ' en God we suffer not , To lay aside his
For the Fathers , when speaking of the death of Christ , describe it to us as
undertaken and endured for the redemption of the human race ; and not a word (
that I know of ) occurs among them of the exclusion of any persons by the decree
of the price , and to the one cause of the human race , the blood of Christ is the
redemption of the whole world : but those who pass through this life without the
faith of Christ , and the sacrament of regeneration , do not partake of the
The words of Pelagius himself are , Who is so impious as to forbid to a liltle infunt
of whatever age that redemption which is common to the human race ? ( De pec .
orig . cap 19 . ) And the Council of Carthage , in their Epistle to lonocent ( which ...
For thus Prosper describes their opinion in an epistle to Allgustine : That our Lord
Jesus Christ died for the whole human race , and that no one is altogether
excepted from redemp . tion by His blood , even if he should pass all his life in a ...
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