"...the riches and freedom of God's mercy do not in the least interfere with the efficacy of his grace. Though he proclaim pardon in the blood of Christ indefinately...yet he giveth out his quickening grace to enable men to receive it as he pleaseth; for he hath mercy on whom he will have mercy...the way is opened and prepared, and it is not because men cannot enter, but because they will not, that they do not enter."
-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.529.