The thoughts and reflections of one who is passionate about Jesus and struggles with sin just like everyone else.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Power of Grace in God's Effectual Calling
The power of God's grace is communicated particularly in the word calling. In the Pauline literature the word should not be defined as an "invitation' that can be accepted or refused. Calling is performative, in which the call accomplishes what is demanded. This is apparent in reflecting on a number of texts. For instance, in Romans 8:30 Paul says that "those whom he called, these he justified." In this verse all of those who are called are also justified. No exception intervenes so that only some of those who are called are justified. Every single person who is called is also justified. Thomas The Apostle of God's Glory in Christ, p. 240-241.