The Holy Spirit and the Calvinistic Westminster Confession

The Westminster Confession (8:8) further reminds Christians that it is the Triune God Himself Who saves Christians — and Who keeps on "persuading them by His Spirit to believe and obey." He alone is to keep on "governing their hearts by His Word and Spirit."

God also effectually calls men to belief in Christ "by His Word and Spirit…, enlightening their minds — spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God." W.C.F. 10:1. The elect are "quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit," and "thereby enabled to answer this call and to embrace the grace offered." W.C.F. 10:2. Indeed, even "elect infants dying in infancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit." W.C.F. 10:3. For all "children of God…receive the Spirit of adoption." W.C.F. 12:1.