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Friday, August 29, 2014
QUOTATION: Man's Foolish Self-Reliance
But in practice, man is naturally a Pelagian. He believes himself all-sufficient. He first has recourse to his own resources, he makes use of his own means, he forms his own plans before asking God's help, so little is he impressed by his own absolute insufficiency and his necessary dependence on God! He will soon consent to be helped, and he will pray to be delivered from embarrassment, but he will not begin by turning to God before putting his hand to the task.