Regeneration Precedes Faith

An Important Question “Does regeneration precede salvation? Or “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just … Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith

Develop a Christian Vocabulary

ADOPTION. The apostle Paul used the term adoption to set forth a vital aspect of the salvation of every believer (Rom. 8:15, 23; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:15). According to law of Rome, adoption was a legitimate means to designate an heir. A legal transfer was made from the authoritative structure of the natural father, … Continue reading Develop a Christian Vocabulary

Regeneration, The Great Work of Our Sovereign God

The term “regeneration” is a Biblical word. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). The Greek word “paliggenesia” speaks of a spiritual rebirth in Titus 3:5 (the state or the act), that … Continue reading Regeneration, The Great Work of Our Sovereign God