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IV Origins and Arguments: Pastor at Marchenoir

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Pajon's position as pastor at Marchenoir is interesting for the circle it placed him in, as can be illustrated by the identity of the pastors who laid their hands on him at his ordination. The "De natura" evidently held an important place for Pajon, even if he at one point in time claimed that it was a work of his youth and could well contain things he no longer stood behind. Pajon illustrates numerous times that Scripture simply does not speak of immediate grace. The issue of human inability forms the center of Pajon's second-longest ratio against immediate grace in his "De natura", and in the polemics which it caused this doctrine became an important discussion point. Pajon's thought appears on the whole to fit within Reformed orthodoxy broadly conceived, notwithstanding the striking amount of appreciation that would later be expressed in circles of a rather questionable orthodox status.

Keywords: De natura; human inability; Marchenoir; Pastor; reformed orthodoxy



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