Episode 10.1: Effectual Calling

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What is the difference between effectual calling and irresistible grace? What are the differences between the inward and outward call? Does the outward call only go to the elect? Is there sincerity in God’s outward call? To whom does the inward call go? In what ways does the effectual call change people? Does the Calvinist God drag sinners into the kingdom kicking and screaming? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 10.1:

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

For more resources on today’s topic check these out:

What is Regeneration? by Matthew Barrett

Saved by Grace by Herman Bavinck

A Treatise on Regeneration by Peter Van Mastricht

Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray

Regeneration by JC Ryle

“Salvation of Infants Who Die” by Orthodox Presbyterian Church

 


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