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(The Holy Spirit) called (those set apart for the ministry), by furnishing them with ability and authority for their work

December 7, 2009

(The Holy Spirit) called (those set apart for the ministry), by furnishing them with ability and authority for their work; he commanded them to be set apart by the church, that they might be blessed and owned in their work; and he sent them forth, by an impression of his authority on their minds, given them by those former acts of his.

John Owen’s view of the call to the ministry of the gospel, commenting on Acts 20 and its proof of the divinity of the person the Holy Spirit.

Faith Cook, Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Evangelical Press, 2008, p.131