God's usual way of converting sinners (John Davenport)

Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
God’s usual way which he will bless for the converting or turning of elect sinners to himself, is by sending his Ministers with a Message from himself to them, in their Preaching God’s Word unto them.

John Davenport, God’s call to his people to turn to him; together with his promise to turn unto them. Opened and applied in II. Sermons at publick fasting-days appointed by authority (Cambridge: John Usher, 1669), p. 6.


Puritan Board Professor
What I find interesting is that I do not know of any instance in scripture of a person being brought to God via any other way. Of course I don't count the instances of those who God directly spoke towards.