Augustine Refutes the
common grace (psychology) ideas
of Scottish Common Sense Realism
and Pelagianism, and how this relates to
the Heresy of Decisional Regeneration

This is the 1st of 13 parts
Part 1: A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins,
and on the Baptism of Infants

The 13 parts are:
1) A Treatise on The Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the baptism of Infants
2) A Treatise on the Spirit and the Letter
3) A Treatise on Nature and Grace
4) A Treatise on Man's Perfection in Righteousness
5) A Treatise on the proceedings of Pelagius
6) A treatise on the Grace of Christ, and on Original Sin
7) A Treatise on marriage and Concupiscense
8) A Treatise on the Soul and its Origin
9) A Treatise against Two Letters of the Pelagians
10) A Treatise on grace and Free Will
11) A Treatise on rebuke and Grace
12) A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints
13) A Treatise on the Gift Of Perseverance

saint augustine

Many modern Calvinists think SAINT AUGUSTINE had a view of salvation similar to their own. But in the eighteenth century, Scottish Common Sense Realism saddled Calvinism with the "verbal restrictive" theory of the Holy Spirit, jettisoning the Calvinist understanding of regeneration as a supernatural change of nature and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

This discussion by Augustine should prove to be a real "eye-opener" for the process of defending the possibility that a Christian might be able to live free from experiential sin, he refutes the Pelagian and Scottish Common Sense Realism view of how people come to God with the ordinary means known as "common grace".



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