A parallel: of nevv-old Pelgiarminian error
Featley, Daniel, 1582-1645.


OVt of Hilar. to Aug. They affirme the Will to be so free, that it can of it owne accord admit or refuse cure or medicine.

Out of Prosper. As for the Wills fredome, (they say) that life is layd hold on by those, who beleeue of their owne accord, and entertaine the ayde of grace, by the merit, or act, of their credulitie.

Faustus. It is of the mercy of God, that men are cal∣led: Page  [unnumbered] but the following that call, is referred to their owne Will.

Petrus Diaconus contra Fau∣stum. They babble vaine∣ly, who say. To Will to beleeue is mine, or from me; but to helpe is of Gods grace. Whereas contrariwise, the Apostle testifieth, that the very be∣leeuing it selfe is giuen of God.

Cassianus. The whole is not so to be ascribed to grace, but that free Will is to haue some share of com∣mendation of the for∣wardnesse thereof.

Item. Two things there are which worke mans salua∣tion, Gods grace, and and mans obedience.

Faustus lib. 1. Expounding Christs words, No man commeth to me, vnlesse my Father draw him; sayth, that to drawe is nothing else, but to preach, to stir vp with comforts of the Scripture, to deterre by reproofes, to propound things desirable, to repre∣sent Page  [unnumbered] things dreadfull, to threaten iudgement, to promise reward.