Puritan Board Sophomore
However, as this thread has strayed far from its original purpose, if you wish to respond I will move this discussion to a new thread so that it may continue (unless Jason does not mind this topic continuing in his thread)
No go on.... This adds to the discussion.... even though it has diverted from its orignal topic.
As for the council of orange. I may be wrong but I think I read somewhere that in that council they held to what they call a "Semi-Augustinianism", but that was a cloak for "Semi-Pelagianism" That the RC church after the death of Augustine always was against Augustine's doctrines of grace and predestination.
This variation on the Augustinian doctrine came to be known as Semi-Augustinianism because it
denied the doctrine of absolute or particularistic predestination and affirmed that an individual
could cooperate with God’s grace through the sacramental system where grace is found according
to Medieval Roman Catholic Teaching. Semi-Augustinianism sounds a little more acceptable
perhaps, but the truth is this:
Semi-Augustinianism in contrast to Semi-Pelagianism is less individualistic and more
ecclesiastical in its focus, but both systems deny the absolute sovereignty of God in
predestination, and give man the inherent ability to cooperate with grace synergistically.