That's not referring to "regeneration".
It's referring to "(eternal) life".
I know you want to conflate the two, but your "proof-texts" will NEVER be convincing, since you refuse to recognize the distinction between the two concepts:
regeneration --> faith --> eternal life.
Again, that isn't referring to regeneration, it's referring to "(eternal) life".
Further, you keep IGNORING the fact that "faith" is a GIFT of God:
For by grace you have been saved through faith
. And this
is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
[Yes, I know you want to twist this verse, and claim that the gift is "salvation", not "faith", but you do that only because you refuse to accept the truth. And your twisting doesn't even work, because even if salvation is a gift, then since salvation comes from faith, then FAITH must be the gift as well. Otherwise you are denying that salvation is a gift, and instead teaching that salvation is a "quid pro quo", and is an exchange for your faith.]
For it has been granted to you
that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him
but also suffer for his sake,
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith
of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive?
If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
[Do you have faith, without first having received it? If you do, then you are rejecting this verse.]
And yes, I know you will simply respond with the same old nonsense you've responded with ten million times already, since you refuse to "agree to disagree", and since you are compelled to have the last word, and you think being the last person to respond makes you "right".
Well, consider yourself refuted.
Quickening (being made alive) speaks of regeneration
Colossians 2:12-13 (NIV2011)
12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith
in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
raised - spiritually made alive with Christ is through faith
Ephesians 2:5-8 (NIV2011)
5 made us alive
with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith
—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
being made alive when dead is referred to as being saved verse 5
which is through faith verse 8
Your position requires one to have life before they get life
But in fact regeneration provides life that is eternal
as even Carm affirms
It is the act of God
whereby He renews the spiritual condition of a sinner. It is a spiritual change brought about by the work of the Holy Spirit
so that the person then possesses new life–eternal life
so consider yourself refuted
1 Corinthians 4:15 (KJV)
15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye
not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
1 Peter 1:23-25 (KJV)
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is
as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
it is through faith in the gospel one is born again
unbelief does not prosper
Hebrews 4:2 (KJV)
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it