“The sum of the whole is this—since the will of God is said [in the Bible] to be the cause of all things, all the counsels and actions of men must be held to be governed by his providence; so that he not only exerts his power in the elect, who are guided by the Holy Spirit, but also forces the reprobate [non-elect] to do him service.”

-John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, vol. 1: chp 18, sect 2 (Edinburgh: The Calvin Translation Society, 1845; Henry Beveridge), 272.