Caesarius believed faith in christ and the beginning

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argument with beliefs of his own. Caesarius believed “faith in Christ and the beginning of every good intention is inspired in the mind of each person through the intervention of God’s grace” (Synod A.D. 529). He also believed faith in Christ should be from nature not grace. Some beliefs, however, he supported with scripture, John 15:5 “Without me you can do nothing.” He explains that in all good things divine mercy performs in our favor even though we may not be sculpted into the good people we are willed to become. Synod uses plenty of scripture to back his arguments and beliefs and is able to apply the scripture to meaningful statements relating to his ideals. Synod uses scriptures from multiple books of the Bible including Esther, Romans, and Ephesians. One portion of his commentary that stood out the most to me was “The Definition of Faith.” Synod states: “even after the coming of the Lord all those who desire to be baptized do not hold this grace in free choice but receive it by the liberality of Christ.” In Philippians 1:6, Paul preaches “God who began this good work in you will complete it on the day of our Lord” (Synod A.D. 529).

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