ANSWER TO QUESTION 140 6/13/21

140. What is the relation of effectual calling and regeneration to the preaching of the gospel?

ANS: Effectual calling and regeneration cleanse, enable and renew the faculties of the sinner, break the dominating power of sin, renew the image of God in principle, a through granting faith and repentance, motivate, enable the sinner to savingly respond to the gospel.

SEE: John 1:12-13; John 6:44; Acts 13:48; 2 Thess 2:13-14; Jer 31:31-34; Ezk 11:19-20; 36:25-27; Matt 19:28; 28:18-20; John 3:3-8; Eph 4:22-24; Col 1:12-13; 3:9-10; 1 Tim 1:9; Titus 3:5