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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 17

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 17

Q & A 30
Q How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us,*1 and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.*2

Q & A 31
Q What is effectual calling?
A Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ,*3 and renewing our wills,*4 he does persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ,*5 freely offered to us in the gospel.*6

*1 Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-16; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 1:29.
*2 John 15:5; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Ephesians 3:17.
*3 Acts 26:18; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 12; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17-18.
*4 Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 3:5; Titus 3:5.
*5 John 6:44-45;Acts 16:14.
*6 Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 11:28-30; Revelation 22:17.

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