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Chap. X.

Of Effectuall Calling.

ALll thoſe whom God hath predeſtinated unto life, and thoſe onely, he is pleaſed in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call[1], by his Word and Spirit[2], out of that ſtate of ſin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace and ſalvation by Jeſus Chriſt[3]; inlightning their mindes, ſpiritually and ſavingly to underſtand the things of God[4]; taking away their heart of ſtone, and giving unto them an heart of fleſh[5]; renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them to that which is good[6], and effectually drawing them to Jeſus Chriſt[7]: yet ſo, as they come moſt freely, being made willing by his grace[8]

II. This effectuall Call is of Gods free, and ſpeciall grace alone, not from any thing at all foreſeen in man[9], who is altogether paſſive therein, untill being quickned and renewed by the holy Spirit[10], he is thereby inabled to anſwer this Call and to imbrace the grace offered, and conveyed in it[11].

III. Elect infants dying in infancy, are regenerated, and ſaved by Chriſt, through the Spirit[12], who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaſeth[13]: So alſo are all other elect perſons who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the Miniſtry of the Word[14].

IV. Others, not elcted, although they may be cal-