Jim MacLellan
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In general Pelagius taught that sin had not affected human nature at all. Adam’s sin set a “bad example,” which people choose to follow or not. Christ came to offer a “good example” of life. Salvation means choosing to follow Jesus’ example. Pelagianism represents a conscious rejection of God’s grace-filled action to save humans and reconcile people with himself. A milder form, called semi-Pelagianism, suggests that we cooperate with God for our justification.