Effectual calling


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Related to Effectual calling: justification, regeneration, sanctification
(Theol.) a doctrine concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and acceptance of salvation by Christ, - one of the five points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.

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The Divine Energy; or the efficacious Operations of the Spirit of God upon the Soul of Man in his effectual calling conversion, stated proved and vindicated, Whereto the real weakness and insufficiency of moral suasion, without the super-addition of God's power, for faith and conversion to god are fully evinced Being an antidote against the Pelagian heresy.
Thomas Hooker, The Soules Vocation or Effectual Calling to Christ (London, 1638) p.
Many Baptists, Presbyterians, Independents, and Episcopalians adhered to such Calvinist doctrines as eternal, personal election, effectual calling, and particular redemption.