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Confession of Faith
Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling

2. This effectual call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man,1 who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit,2 he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.3

  1. 2 Timothy 1:9

    who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

    Titus 3:4-5

    But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

    Ephesians 2:4-5

    But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

    Ephesians 2:8-9

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    Romans 9:11

    though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— (ESV)

  2. 1 Corinthians 2:14

    The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

    Romans 8:7

    For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

    Ephesians 2:5

    even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— (ESV)

  3. John 6:37

    All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

    Ezekiel 36:37

    “Thus says the Lord God: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock.

    John 5:25

    “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. (ESV)


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Based on Calendar of Readings in the Westminster Standards by Dr. Joey Pipa. Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.