ANSWER TO QUESTION 81 4/5/20

81. What is effectual calling?

ANS: Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing the sinner of his sin and misery, enlightening his mind in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing his will, God persuades and enables him to embrace Jesus Christ freely offered to him in the Gospel.

SEE: John 6:44; Rom 8:30; Acts 13:48; 2 Tim 1:8-9; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Ezek 36:25-27; Matt 20:16; John 1:12-13; Acts 2:37; 7:51-53; 18:27; Rom 1:6; 9:11, 23-24; 1 Cor 1:22-31; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Gal 1:6; Eph 1:18; 2:1-10; 4:4; Phil 1:29; 2 Peter 1:10; Jude 1