In the calvinist system atonement for the sin of the elect is accomplished on the cross. So is it fair to make the argument that there is NEVER a time when the elect is ever in danger of God’s wrath?
In fact, I am now wondering why repentance is even necessary for the elect; if the sins of the elect were paid for on the cross… there is nothing to repent of. God’s efficacious call is solely responsible for the elect being born again and that is accomplished by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and since the sins have been paid for in full, the Holy Spirit is not taking up residence in an unrepentant heart but rather a heart that has already been washed by the blood…
There really does not seem to be a need for a conversion experience at all in the calvinist system. Of course, the Bible says there is but that is beside the point given the tenets of calvinism.
Once new birth or regeneration has taken place every response of the regenerate is sanctification. JI Packer seems to agree with this statement as he says, “Regeneration is the “birth” by which this work of new creation is begun, as sanctification is the “growth” whereby it continues (1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18).”