Calvin comments: "The elect are enlightened to faith, by the special grace of the Spirit…. Since God ordered the teaching of the Gospel to be brought to the Gentiles, He consecrated them to Himself — so that they might be no longer be profane….
"The Gentiles were ingrafted into the people of God, without circumcision…. The Holy Spirit fell on them…. It is the Spirit of regeneration alone Who distinguishes the sons of God from outsiders…. God sealed His gracious adoption in Cornelius and his relatives, with the visible grace of the Spirit….