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Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling (I)

I. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed time, effectually to call,(a) by His Word and Spirit,(b) out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ;(c) enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God,(d) taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh;(e) renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power,  determining them to that which is good,(f) and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ;(g) yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.(h)

(a) Romans 8:30; Romans 11:7; Ephesians 1:10, 11
(b) 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6
(c) Romans 8:2; Ephesians 2:1-5; 2 Timothy 1:9, 10
(d) Acts 26:18; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 12; Ephesians 1:17, 18
(e) Ezekiel 36:26
(f) Ezekiel 11:19; Philippians 2:13; Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 36:27
(g) Ephesians 1:19; John 6:44, 45
(h) Song of Solomon 1:4; Psalm 110:3; John 6:37; Romans 6:16-18

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