Chapter 10

Of Effectual Calling

1 I. The general overview of effectual calling
A. Its recipients: "those whom God hath predestinated unto life"
B. Its Author: "God"(The Father)
C. Its occasion: "In his appointed and accepted time"
D. Its efficacy: "effectually to call"
E. Its means: "by his Word and Spirit"
F. Its transition: "out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ"
G. Its operation: "enlightening... taking away... renewing... yet so as they come most freely..."
2-4 II. The specific issues about effectual calling
2 A. The issue related to its agency
3-4 B. The issues related to its instrumentality
3 1. The instrumentality of the Word and the mentally incompetent
4(a) 2. The instrumentality of the Word and its non-elect hearers
4(b) 3. The instrumentality of the Word and the ignorant heathen

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p148-149. Used by permission.