11 September 2011

the working of His hand

"God works in His elect in two ways: within, through His Spirit; without, through His Word. By His Spirit, illuminating their minds and forming their hearts to the love and cultivation of righteousness, He makes them a new creation. By His Word, He arouses them to desire, to seek after, and to attain that same renewal. In both He reveals the working of His hand according to the mode of dispensation."

-from Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

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