WCF 10.2

April 30, 2017

Westminster 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,[223] who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit,[224] he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.[225]


LC 68

April 29, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 68. Are the elect only effectually called?
A. All the elect, and they only, are effectually called:[279] although others may be, and often are, outwardly called by the ministry of the Word,[280] and have some common operations of the Spirit;[281] who, for their wilful neglect and contempt of the grace offered to them, being justly left in their unbelief, do never truly come to Jesus Christ.[282]


LC 67, SC 31

April 28, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 67. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace,[273] whereby (out of his free and special love to his elect, and from nothing in them moving him thereunto)[274] he doth, in his accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by his Word and Spirit;[275] savingly enlightening their minds,[276] renewing and powerfully determining their wills,[277] so as they (although in themselves dead in sin) are hereby made willing and able freely to answer his call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.[278]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ,[86] and renewing our wills,[87] he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ,[88] freely offered to us in the gospel.[89]


WCF 10.1

April 27, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling

1: All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed time, effectually to call,[215] by His Word and Spirit,[216] out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ;[217] enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God,[218] taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh;[219] renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power, determining them to that which is good,[220] and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ:[221] yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.[222]


LC 59, SC 30

April 26, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 59. Who are made partakers of redemption through Christ?
A. Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually communicated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased it;[251] who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel.[252]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us,[84] and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.[85]


LC 58, SC 29

April 25, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 58. How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured?
A. We are made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured, by the application of them unto us,[249] which is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost.[250]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.[83]


LC 57

April 24, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 57. What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation?
A. Christ, by his mediation, hath procured redemption,[247] with all other benefits of the covenant of grace.[248]


WCF 9.5

April 23, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 9: Of Free Will

5: The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to do good alone in the state of glory only.[214]


WCF 9.4

April 22, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 9: Of Free Will

4: When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, He frees him from his natural bondage under sin;[211] and, by His grace alone, enables him freely to will and to do that which is spiritually good;[212] yet so, as that by reason of his remaining corruption, he does not perfectly, or only, will that which is good, but does also will that which is evil.[213]


WCF 9.3

April 21, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 9: Of Free Will

3: Man, by his fall into a state of sin, has wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation:[207] so as, a natural man, being altogether averse from that good,[208] and dead in sin,[209] is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.[210]