The Wanderer

"As I walked through the wilderness of this world . . ."

The sweet work of effectual calling

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As the minister speaks to the ear, Christ speaks, opens, and unlocks the heart at the same time; and gives it power to open, not from itself, but from Christ…. The manner of working of the reasonable creature, is to work freely by a sweet inclination, not by violence. Therefore when he works the work of conversion, he doth it in a sweet manner, though it be mighty for the efficaciousness of it.

Richard Sibbes, “Bowels Opened,” in The Works of Richard Sibbes (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1973), 2:63.

HT: The Old Guys.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Monday 19 November 2012 at 13:02

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