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

5 Of the VVils freedome in conuersion.


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.

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ARnoldus. pag. 337. Grace doth not so furnish a man with new strength, but that it alwayes remayneth in a mans pewer to make vse of that strength, or not.

Hage Confer. pag. 282. A man may hinder his own Re∣generation, euen then, when God will regenerate him; or doth will to regenerate him.

Arnold. against Bogerman, pag. 263. All the operations, which God vseth to the con∣uersion of man, being alrea∣dy Page  [unnumbered] performed, yet this con∣uersion still remaineth in mans power: so that hee can conuert, or not conuert him∣selfe, beleeue, or not beleeue.

Arminius against Perkins, pag. 223. The whole or en∣tire cause, why this man be∣leeueth, and that man belee∣ueth not, is the will of God, and mans freewill.

Arnold. against Tilen. pag. 136. It is not absurde, that a man by his owne will should discerne himselfe from an vnbeleeuer.

Hage Conference, pag. 315. The discerning a man selfe from another man, may bee attributed vnto man.

Grevinchove against Am. pag. 297. Nothing hinders, but that onely morall grace may make naturall men spi∣rituall.

Arminius against Perk. pag. 23. Faith is so from the meere will of God, that Gods will doth not vse an omnipo∣tent & vnresistable motion to beget faith, in men, but a gentle swasion, and accom∣modated for the mouing of Page  [unnumbered] mans will according to the nature of its freedome.

Item, pag. 220. The Author of grace intendeth by grace to moue mans wil, to assent by a gentle and sweete swasion; which motion doth not onely not take away the free con∣sent of freewill, but also esta∣blisheth it.

Hage Confer. pag. 291. Is not that the most noble ma∣ner of working vpon man, which is performed by in∣ducements and monition? Would not the working bee strong enough, if it were such as Satan vseth?