Does Regeneration Precede... “Will Be Saved”?

TomFL

Well-known member
Anybody with common sense knows life must be present to perform a activity.
Once again you ignore scripture to quote your human philosophy

John 20:31 —ESV
“but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

faith precedes spiritual life
 

TomFL

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Please quote where the poster ever made that claim.
Otherwise you are simply beating at a straw man.
Perhaps he was referring to a Calvinist belief that one must be regenerated to have faith so he can have eternal life

as regeneration is new life

that would equate to one having life to get life

but he can answer for himself
 

Theo1689

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Perhaps he was referring to a Calvinist belief that one must be regenerated to have faith so he can have eternal life

That is true and Biblical.

as regeneration is new life

that would equate to one having life to get life

So you are now CONFLATING "regeneration" and "life", and trying to make them mean the same thing (when they don't), and then fallaciously trying to get the other person to "prove" an error that YOU made up.

That's called a "straw-man", and it's fallacious.
 

PeanutGallery

Active member
That is true and Biblical.



So you are now CONFLATING "regeneration" and "life", and trying to make them mean the same thing (when they don't), and then fallaciously trying to get the other person to "prove" an error that YOU made up.

That's called a "straw-man", and it's fallacious.
Here are the two occurences of regeneration:
This speaks of Christ's coming:
Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

This speaks of regeneration of those who believe; not, regeneration in order to believe.
Titus 3:5 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;
 

TomFL

Well-known member
That is true and Biblical.



So you are now CONFLATING "regeneration" and "life", and trying to make them mean the same thing (when they don't), and then fallaciously trying to get the other person to "prove" an error that YOU made up.

That's called a "straw-man", and it's fallacious.

Sorry how is it you cannot get through your head regeneration is new life and even the Calvinist theologies admit that


REGENERATION


§ 1. Usage of the Word

The subjective change wrought in the soul by the grace of God, is variously designated in Scripture. It is called a new birth, a resurrection, a new life, a new creature,

Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology, vol. 3 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 3.

VI. Regeneration and Effectual Calling
A. The Scriptural Terms for Regeneration and Their Implications
1. THE TERMS THAT COME INTO CONSIDERATION. The Greek word for “regeneration” (palingenesia) is found only in Matt. 19:28 and Titus 3:5; and only in the last named passage does it refer to the beginning of the new life in the individual Christian.
Berkhof's systematic theology

Regeneration
What does it mean to be born again?
EXPLANATION AND SCRIPTURAL BASIS
We may define regeneration as follows: Regeneration is a secret act of God in which he imparts new spiritual life to us. This is sometimes called “being born again” (using language from John 3:3–8).
Grudem's systematic theology

You have been corrected on this previously

You need to accept your correction

Lexicon added for good measure

3824 παλιγγενεσία, παλινγενεσία [paliggenesia /pal·ing·ghen·es·ee·ah/] n f. From 3825 and 1078; TDNT 1:686; TDNTA 117; GK 4098 and 4100; Two occurrences; AV translates as “regeneration” twice. 1 new birth, reproduction, renewal, recreation, regeneration. 1A hence renovation, regeneration, the production of a new life consecrated to God, a radical change of mind for the better.
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Here are the two occurences of regeneration:
This speaks of Christ's coming:
Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

This speaks of regeneration of those who believe; not, regeneration in order to believe.
Titus 3:5 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;
It's apparent that you don't study .
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Perhaps he was referring to a Calvinist belief that one must be regenerated to have faith so he can have eternal life

as regeneration is new life

that would equate to one having life to get life

but he can answer for himself
A person has eternal life in them before they can believe. Eternal life is also that spiritual life that the elect are quickened with, resurrection life.
 

TomFL

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A person has eternal life in them before they can believe. Eternal life is also that spiritual life that the elect are quickened with, resurrection life.
Sorry not according to the bible

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Sorry not according to the bible

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
You don't have the slightest idea about that verse.
 

TomFL

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You don't have the slightest idea about that verse.
I will let the readers determine who does not have the slightest idea

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

The bible already showed unbelievers do not have eternal life
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
I will let the readers determine who does not have the slightest idea

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

The bible already showed unbelievers do not have eternal life
Life precedes activity. Common sense
 

TomFL

Well-known member
Life precedes activity. Common sense
Scripture states

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

And The bible shows unbelievers do not have eternal life

So you are just unbiblical
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Scripture states

John 3:36 —KJV
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

And The bible shows unbelievers do not have eternal life

So you are just unbiblical
You gonna give a dead person something to eat? Lol
 
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