August 24, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB.
I am here, Pelagius.
As you have gathered, many of my ideas were vindicated
Truth does not change. We were all given free will, which
determines our lives. I see no evidence for original sin
over here, just as I saw no evidence for it on Earth.
I inhabit the Celestial Heavens, and know with a great
truth that God loves all His children, and that we stand
or fall on the choices we make.
Pelagius (c. 354 - c. 420/440) was an ascetic monk and reformer who denied the doctrine of
Original Sin from Adam and was declared a heretic by the Church. He was well educated, fluent in both Greek
and Latin, and learned much theology. He spent time as an ascetic, focusing on practical asceticism, which his
teachings clearly reflect. He was not, however, a cleric. He was certainly well known in Rome, both for the
harsh asceticism of his public life as well as the power and persuasiveness of his speech. His reputation in
Rome earned him praise early in his career even from such pillars of the Church as St Augustine of Hippo, who
referred to him as a "saintly man." However, he was later accused of lying about his own teachings
in order to avoid public condemnation. Most of his later life was spent defending himself against other theologians
and the Catholic Church. (Source: Wikipedia)