Cœlestius, indeed, maintained this erroneous doctrine with less restraint. To such an extent did he push his freedom as actually to refuse, when on trial before the bishops at Carthage, 1930 to condemn those who say, “That Adams sin injured only Adam himself, and not the human race; and that infants at their birth are in the same state that Adam was in before his transgression.” 1931 In the written statement, too, which he presented to the most blessed Pope Zosimus at Rome, he declared with especial plainness, “that original sin binds no single infant.” Concerning the ecclesiastical proceedings at Carthage we copy the following account of his words.
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