‘For many receive the external, ineffectual call that, taken by itself, is insufficient for the sinner to respond positively in repentance and faith to the good news of salvation; but few receive the accompanying internal, irresistible call of the Holy Spirit to rightly respond to the gospel invitation.’ (Matt. 22:14)
Note1. The above ‘paraphrase’ was inspired by Guy Waters’ article from The Gospel Coalition website, ‘What Did Jesus Mean by “Many Are Called, but Few Are Chosen?” ’ (9 Jun. 2017):
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Latest revision: 11 June 2017 (made slight emendations).