Richard Sibbes – The Sweet Work of Effectual Calling

12 Nov

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~




A Puritan Theology (Grand Rapids, MI; Reformation Heritage Books; 2012) p. 513.

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

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