The First General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church

"There was no reason…to be hesitant about conceding, freely and clearly, that it was possible — with the Holy Spirit as the Performer."   At least to some considerable extent.   "For the grace of the Spirit must be put within limits [within fallen and therefore imperfect human beings during our present earthly life], in order to conform to the promises….

"A more difficult Question suggests itself here: ‘Has the Law not been given for the purpose of forcing men to obey God?   For there would have been no point in that happening — unless the Spirit of God were guiding the faithful in the keeping of it.’"