Second Council Of Orange On Man’s Free Will

CANON 13. Concerning the restoration of free will.  The freedom of will that was destroyed in the first man can be restored only by the grace of baptism, for what is lost can be returned only by the one who was able to give it.  Hence the Truth itself declares: “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

CANON 14. No mean wretch is freed from his sorrowful state, however great it may be, save the one who is anticipated by the mercy of God, as the Psalmist says, “Let thy compassion come speedily to meet us” (79:8), and again, “My God in his steadfast love will meet me” (Ps. 59:10). Read More»

—Canons And Decrees Of The Second Council Of Orange, (AD 529)



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  1. When I saw this post in my phone browser, the “On” was cut off on the right side and I thought the post title was “Second Counsel of Orange Man’s Free Will.” I was shocked that Dr. Clark was adopting the MSM label for Donald Trump and delving into presidential politics in such a fashion. I also wondered what counsel might be meeting concerning Trump’s free will, but figured after this past week anything might be possible. Imagine my relief when I clicked on it and saw the actual title.

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