semi-pelagian orthodoxy

St. Seraphim of Sarov was asked if the Christians of his day lacked any condition for producing the same fruits of holiness that were so abundant in the past, he replied, “there is only one condition lacking: resolution”.

Quoted by Vladimir Lossky in Essai sur la théologie mystique de l’Eglise d’Orient.

It seems that to be biblical is to be always vulnerable to the accusation of semi-pelagianism.

If you’re accused of being a semi-pelagian, you’re propably the most orthodox Christian in the room.

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