The First General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church

"We hear what the Spirit pronounces here through the lips of Peter…about their ability and power….   It must therefore be concluded that even believers, after they have been born again by the Spirit of God, and are eager for the righteousness of the Law — yet [only] fulfil the half of it, and even far less than half….  

"We are not dealing with what the grace of the Spirit is capable of doing, but with what the measure of grace which God distributes to each of His Own in this life is able to do….   He promises the grace and help of the Spirit to the faithful — so that they may fight against the desires of the flesh and subdue them….