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in the sense that God confers only the power to believe and then awaits from man’s free will the consent to believe or the act of believing. It is, however, a gift in the sense that He who works both to will and to work,2 and indeed all things in all, brings about in man both the will to believe and the act of believing.

1 Eph 2:8.

2 Phil 2:13.


ARTICLE 15

THE PROPER ATTITUDE WITH RESPECT TO GOD’S UNDESERVED GRACE