Regeneration

We believe that in order to be saved, lost sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration is a re-creative act, far beyond comprehension, wrought in the believer’s heart by the direct personal ministry of the Holy Spirit; that it is instantaneous, miraculous, and non evolutionary or cultural; that it embraces the divine acts of cleansing the heart from all inward sins and of pardoning the soul of all outward guilt, in connection with the work of begetting a new creature in Christ Jesus; that the dead sinner is made to live through the new birth, becoming thereby a regenerated spirit, possessing eternal life, the gift of God; that the new birth comes after the Holy Spirit secures voluntary repentance and belief in the gospel that it is the actual impartation of the divine life, not a mere transformation of the divine human life; and that the proper evidence of regeneration appears in the holy fruits of the obedient and willing faith of the followers of the Lord Jesus.

Acts 20:21-22, Mark 1:15, Acts 11:18, Ephesians 2:8, John 6:44, John 16:8-11, Matthew 3:1-2, Acts 3:19, Luke 13:3, Luke 18:9-14, Acts 9:6, Romans 10:10

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